Information services for SWP researchers

The Information Research team supports SWP Research Divisions by providing quick, topical, relevant and quality controlled information. It monitors important sources (particularly academic publications, specialised databases, webpages and the press) and selects the most appropriate information.

The Information Research team is divided into the following sub-divisions:


The SWP library is an in-house service facility for SWP researchers. It acquires, catalogues and lends academic literature, particularly electronic and printed journals as well as grey literature.

By arrangement, the Information Research Team can also provide information services for members of the German parliament and government.

SWP Comments

Bettina Rudloff
Yes, He Can: Trump Provokes a Trade War

A Clever EU Will Refrain from Further Tariffs but Hold Firm on WTO Rules


Janis Kluge
Kremlin Launches Risky Pension Reform

Plan to Raise Retirement Age Undermines Confidence in Russian Leadership


SWP Research Papers

Peter Lintl (ed.)
Actors in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Interests, Narratives and the Reciprocal Effects of the Occupation


Uwe Halbach
Chechnya’s Status within the Russian Federation

Ramzan Kadyrov’s Private State and Vladimir Putin’s Federal “Power Vertical”