• Regional Power United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi Is No Longer Saudi Arabia’s Junior Partner

    Since the Arab Spring of 2011, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been pursuing an increasingly active foreign and security policy and have emerged as a leading regional power.

    The UAE sees the Muslim Brotherhood as a serious threat to regime… more

  • The EU Budget As an Opportunity in the Crisis

    The EU Commission Proposal for a New Financial Framework and a Reconstruction Fund

    In response to the socio-economic consequences of the corona pandemic, the Euro­pean Commission presented a comprehensive package of measures on 27 May 2020. It consists of two components. Firstly, the Commission’s original proposal of May 2018 for the… more

  • Corona Crisis and Political Confrontation in Brazil

    The President, the People, and Democracy under Pressure

    During his election campaign, Jair Bolsonaro promised economic recovery, the fight against corruption, and an iron hand against violent crime – today, these tasks rep­resent the weak spots of the President: Brazil has become an epicentre of the Covid‑19… more

  • Nadine Godehardt, Karoline Postel-Vinay

    Connectivity and Geopolitics: Beware the “New Wine in Old Bottles” Approach

    With the Covid-19 pandemic, the fragility and vulnerability of the liberal international order became globally visible in an instant. Aspects of everyday life and especially our taken-for-granted views of connectedness have been disrupted in Asia, Europe,… more

  • From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific

    Significance, Implementation and Challenges

    More and more states and regional organisations employ the term “Indo-Pacific”. It is increasingly supplanting the previously common term, “Asia-Pacific”. In Europe, only France has so far presented its own “Indo-Pacific” concept.

    The term… more

Analytical and academic papers

Peter Becker

The EU Budget As an Opportunity in the Crisis

SWP Comment 2020/C 37, July 2020, 8 Pages


Claudia Zilla

Corona Crisis and Political Confrontation in Brazil

SWP Comment 2020/C 36, July 2020, 8 Pages


Nadine Godehardt, Karoline Postel-Vinay

Connectivity and Geopolitics: Beware the “New Wine in Old Bottles” Approach

SWP Comment 2020/C 35, July 2020, 8 Pages


Guido Steinberg

Regional Power United Arab Emirates

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 10, July 2020, 35 Pages


Felix Heiduk, Gudrun Wacker

From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 09, July 2020, 43 Pages


»Point of View«

The European Union should collect health data centrally

The calls to strengthen the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control must now be followed by action. Harmonising health data is crucial for better coordination in Europe, Isabell Kump and Susan Bergner argue.


Sudan Conference: A Historic Opportunity

The Sudan Partnership Conference on 25 June will seek funding commitments to rebuilding Sudan’s desolate economy. As Annette Weber argues, the crucial point will be aligning financial assistance with a successful transition process.



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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: July 2020

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: June 2020

Corona Crisis

The impact of the corona crisis is already enormous. As the number of identified cases climbs economies are shrinking and nations closing their borders. Our multi-perspectival dossier addresses the pandemic, with up-to-date situation reports, comprehensive impact assessments and concrete policy recommendations.

Dossier, last update: June 2020
Ukrainian soldier at a checkpoint near Debaltseve, Donetsk region, Ukraine, 19.02.2015; Source: dpa-picturealliance

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

North Korea: A Web of Conflicts

The 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

“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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New Books

Moritz Bälz, Hanns Günther Hilpert, Frank Rövekamp (eds.)
Monetary Policy Implementation in East Asia

This book shares essential insights into the implementation of monetary policy in various East Asian countries.

Wolfram Lacher
Libya's Fragmentation

Structure and Process in Violent Conflict