• Shrinking Spaces in Israel

    Contraction of Democratic Space, Consolidation of Occupation, and Ongoing Human Rights Violations Call for a Paradigm Shift in Europe’s Policies

    Israel has always claimed to be the only democracy in the Middle East. Yet the current government coalition is dominated by right-wing, ultra-Orthodox and national-religious parties advocating illiberal policies and seeking Jewish dominance across “Eretz… more

  • Rainer Glatz, Martin Zapfe

    Ambitious Framework Nation: Germany in NATO

    Bundeswehr Capability Planning and the “Framework Nations Concept”

    Berlin is pursuing ambitious plans for security and defence, with significant potential for the Bundeswehr and European partner militaries. In the long-term, the Bundeswehr could well become Europe’s indispensable army, with Germany as a “framework… more

  • EU Defence Policy Needs Strategy

    Time for Political Examination of the CSDP’s Reform Objectives

    The European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) has made great strides since publication of the EU Global Strategy (EUGS) in June 2016. Tectonic shifts in the geopolitical environment and within the Union itself have led the states and the… more

  • »Better Migration Management«

    A Good Approach to Cooperating with Countries of Origin and Transit?

    Since the EU and Turkey concluded their refugee agreement, the central Mediterranean is becoming increasingly important again and is currently the most travelled route for irregular immigration to Europe. A proportion of the refugees and migrants on this… more

  • An Arms Race in Southeast Asia?

    Changing Arms Dynamics, Regional Security and the Role of European Arms Exports

    Southeast Asia is arming massively. In the past decade, military spending by the region’s states has risen by 57 percent on average. China’s increasingly aggressive behaviour in the Pacific is frequently cited as the trigger for this leap in arms… more

Analytical and academic papers

Muriel Asseburg

Israel: Shrinking Spaces

SWP Comments 2017/C 36, September 2017, 7 Pages
Rainer Glatz, Martin Zapfe

Ambitious Framework Nation: Germany in NATO

SWP Comments 2017/C 35, September 2017, 8 Pages
Rosa Beckmann, Ronja Kempin

EU Defence Policy Needs Strategy

SWP Comments 2017/C 34, September 2017, 4 Pages
Felix Heiduk

An Arms Race in Southeast Asia?

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 10, August 2017, 31 Pages
Oliver Meier

Non-Proliferation in Areas of Limited Statehood

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 09, July 2017, 35 Pages

»Point of View«

[Translate to Englisch:] Bundeswehr-Hubschrauber

The Silent Revolution in European Defense

With its new European Defense Fund, the EU is reaching an unprecedented milestone: funding the defense industry. This could be the much needed boost to allow European Defense to stand on its own feet, argue Amélie Lohmann and Claudia Major. more
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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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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 29.08.2017
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“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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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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