• The Badr Organization

    Iran’s Most Important Instrument in Iraq

    Since 2014, the Shiite Badr Organization, led by its Secretary General Hadi al-Amiri, has become one of the main actors in Iraqi politics. This development was largely possible due to the successes of its paramilitary units in the fight against the… more

  • Non-Proliferation in Areas of Limited Statehood

    The Contribution of International Regimes to Controlling Mass Destruction Capacities in War and Crisis Zones

    Controlling nuclear, biological or chemical weapons is often particularly difficult where the proliferation risks are high: in areas of limited statehood. This raises the question of how to adapt international regimes so that they are better able to… more

  • “Digitalisation – Cyber – Internet”: The Role of the Digital in International Politics

    A participant at the 2014 ambassadors’ conference points his smartphone camera at Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. © dpa

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

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  • Three Scenarios for the Qatar Crisis

    Regime Change, Resolution or Cold War in the Gulf

    On 5 June 2017 Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and a number of allied states broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed a partial blockade. Their stated demand was for Qatar to cease its support for “terrorist” groups and… more

  • Andrea Weiss, Yana Zabanova

    The South Caucasus and Iran in the Post-Sanctions Era

    Pursuing Greater Interconnectedness amidst Continuing Constraints and Scaled-down Expectations

    The lifting of international nuclear-related sanctions on Iran in January 2016 was enthusiastically welcomed by the Islamic Republic’s neighbours in the South Caucasus. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia have hoped that Iran’s rapprochement with the West… more

Analytical and academic papers

Matthias Sailer, Stephan Roll

The Qatar Crisis: Three Scenarios

SWP Comments 2017/C 25, July 2017, 4 Pages
Andrea Weiss, Yana Zabanova

The South Caucasus and Iran after the Sanctions

SWP Comments 2017/C 24, July 2017, 8 Pages
Oliver Meier

Non-Proliferation in Areas of Limited Statehood

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 09, July 2017, 35 Pages
Steffen Angenendt, Anne Koch

Global Migration Governance and Mixed Flows

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 08, June 2017, 30 Pages

»Point of View«

Photo: Olahus, Western Balkans, beschnitten, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/

EU Enlargement: A Six Percent Target for the Western Balkans

If the countries of the Western Balkans are to have any prospect of overcoming their crisis, they will need to double their annual growth rates. This will necessitate a fundamental rethinking of the EU’s enlargement policy, argue Tobias Flessenkemper and Dušan Reljić. more
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Beware the Rise of the Post-Factual Expert

Most researchers and experts strongly believe that myths, half-truths and lies are weaker than facts. It follows that populist parties and politicians peddling such fictions will ultimately disappoint their supporters. Oliver Geden and Lars Brozus beg to differ. more

Dossiers

A participant at the 2014 ambassadors’ conference points his smartphone camera at Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. © dpa

“Digitalisation – Cyber – Internet”: The Role of the Digital in International Politics

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

Last Update 17.07.2017
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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.

Last Update 04.07.2017
Ukrainischer Soldat an einem Checkpoint nahe Debalzewe, Region Donezk, Ukraine, 19.02.2015; Quelle: 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.

Last Update 16.05.2017

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