Executive Board



Prof. Dr. Volker Perthes

Prof. Dr. Volker Perthes


    German and European Foreign and Security Policy; Geopolitical dynamics; International Organizations; Regional dynamics and change in the Middle East

to the Staff of the Director


Deputy Directors

Dr. Barbara Lippert

Dr. Barbara Lippert
Director of Research


SWP publications by Issues / Regions:

to the Staff of the Research Director

SWP Comments

Molly O’Neal
The European Commission’s Enhanced Rule of Law Mechanism


Raphael Bossong
The Expansion of Frontex

Symbolic Measures and Long-term Changes in EU Border Management

SWP Research Papers

Evita Schmieg
Connections between Trade Policy and Migration

A Sphere of Action for the EU

Daniel Voelsen
Cracks in the Internet’s Foundation

The Future of the Internet’s Infrastructure and Global Internet Governance