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

Judith Vorrath, Maike Voss
The Hidden Dangers of Falsified and Substandard Medicines

Developing Countries Are Most Affected by the Illegal Trade

Barbara Lippert, Erik Brandes
It Is Up to the Government

Political Lessons Learnt from the 2016 Brexit Referendum

SWP Research Papers

Paweł Tokarski
Divergence and Diversity in the Euro Area

The Case of Germany, France and Italy

Sabine Fischer
The Donbas Conflict

Opposing Interests and Narratives, Difficult Peace Process