• Evangelicals and Politics in Brazil

    The Relevance of Religious Change in Latin America

    ∎ Since the 1970s a religious change has occurred in Latin America. As a proportion of the population, Catholics have greatly diminished, and Evangelicals rapidly increased. These developments are causally linked.

    ∎ In the course of this demographic… more

  • Repatriation to Turkey’s “Safe Zone” in Northeast Syria

    Ankara’s Goals and European Concerns

    Following the US decision to withdraw troops from Northeast Syria and upon sepa­rate agreements with the US and Russia, Ankara established what it calls a safe zone in the area between Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn. Even if spanning a smaller territory than… more

  • Cooperation, Trust, Security?

    The Potential and Limits of the OSCE’s Economic and Environmental Dimension

    ∎ In the context of a European security order under pressure, the OSCE – and its long neglected economic and environmental dimension – has developed a new dynamism.

    ∎ The potential for generating trust in this area is attributed to the idea that… more

  • Emanuele Caggiano, Paweł Tokarski

    PD and M5S: The Italian Alliance of Convenience

    The Power of the Status Quo in a Challenging Economic Context

    The attempt to provoke early elections in August 2019 by the leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, unexpectedly led to a pragmatic coalition of the Five-Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party (PD) and the formation of a second government under… more

  • Annegret Bendiek, Martin Schallbruch

    Europe’s Third Way in Cyberspace

    What Part Does the New EU Cybersecurity Act Play?

    Cybersecurity has become a key issue for Europe in the global digital transformation. The EU Cybersecurity Act lays down a legal framework whose aim is to achieve global reach. Embedded in a policy that combines digital sovereignty with strategic… more

Analytical and academic papers

Sinem Adar

Repatriation to Turkey’s “Safe Zone” in Northeast Syria

SWP Comment 2020/C 01, January 2020, 4 Pages


Emanuele Caggiano, Paweł Tokarski

PD and M5S: The Italian Alliance of Convenience

SWP Comment 2019/C 53, December 2019, 4 Pages


Annegret Bendiek, Martin Schallbruch

Europe’s Third Way in Cyberspace

SWP Comment 2019/C 52, December 2019, 8 Pages


Claudia Zilla

Evangelicals and Politics in Brazil

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 01, January 2020


Franziska Smolnik

The Potential and Limits of the OSCE’s Economic and Environmental Dimension

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 16, December 2019


»Point of View«

After the S-400 Purchase: Where Are Turkish-Russian Relations Heading?

Turkey received delivery of its first S-400 battery from Russia in July, to the chagrin of its NATO partners. Turkish-Western relations are in flux. Galip Dalay asks: Is Turkey really turning away from the West? What factors strengthen relations with Russia?

Hanns Maull

The “Alliance for Multilateralism” by Germany and France: About Time, But It Needs To Be Serious

While multilateralist credos are emotionally no match for “America first” and other nationalist excesses, multilateralism remains the indispensable concept for managing global affairs. It is also a very demanding approach, however and needs to be taken seriously. A comment by Hanns W. Maull more


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Sustainability, Climate and Energy

The new dossier deals with developments in the field of sustainability, climate and energy. It displays publications and other products by SWP researchers that track international and European policy processes, and discuss recommendations for action.

Dossier, last update: December 2019
[Translate to Englisch:] Globale Kommunikation. Verschiedene Verbindungen bilden eine Weltkarte, © pogonici/Shutterstock.com

Forced Displacement and Migration

The dossier introduces the topics of International Migration Trends; Forced Displacement, Migration and Development; International Cooperation; European Migration and Refugee Policy; and National Migration and Refugee Policy, and pools publications by SWP authors.

Dossier, last update: November 2019
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Crisis in and around Ukraine

New dossier: Internal and external developments in Ukraine and Russia; repercussions of crisis in the region and for European and international security.

Dossier, last update: July 2019

Die Europawahlen 2019

Das Themendossier zu den Europawahlen 2019 beschäftigt sich unter anderem mit den Auswirkungen des Wahlergebnisses auf die EU-Institutionen und der veränderten Rolle von EU-skeptischen Parteien im Parlament.

Themendossier, last update: July 2019
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North Korea: A Web of Conflicts

A new dossier addresses the set of problems subsumed under the term “North Korea conflict”. It offers select SWP publications as well as further information which analyses the issue from different substantive and structural perspectives.

Dossier, last update: December 2018
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“Digitalisation – Cyber – Internet”: The Role of the Digital in International Politics

Digital Foreign Policy, Cyber-Security, International Law & Human Rights, Regional Perspectives. The dossier seeks to offer orientation in this complex field and offers compilations of relevant publications by SWP authors in the respective fields.

Dossier, last update: July 2018

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