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Claudia Major, Amélie Lohmann

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.

Point of View, July 2017
Tobias Flessenkemper, Dušan Reljić

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.

Point of View, June 2017
Oliver Geden, Lars Brozus

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.

Point of View, June 2017
Claudia Major

Man Up to Trump

Europeans should be more self-confident about their role in NATO. An upcoming summit with Trump in Brussels is the perfect opportunity, says Claudia Major.

Point of View 2017, May 2017
Stephan Roll, Lars Brozus

The Regeni murder: Egypt′s repression of academics and journalists

The murder of an Italian academic one year ago was yet another tragic reminder that it is barely possible to conduct independent research in Egypt these days. But German and European policies on Egypt rely on scholarly analyses, say Stephan Roll and Lars Brozus.

Point of View, February 2017
Hanns Maull

US President Donald Trump: The Great Experiment

Trump’s presidency is turning into a stress test for American democracy and the world order. Hanns W. Maull identifies three factors that may play a role in the way this experiment unfolds.

Point of View, January 2017
Paweł Tokarski

"Italian reforms will come to standstill"

Italy’s dismissal of Matteo Renzi’s reform package sent a clear signal to the other member states that Rome is incapable of solving its economic woes alone, Paweł Tokarski says in an interview.

Point of View, December 2016
Volker Perthes

President Trump and International Relations

America’s new president has the potential to thoroughly shake up international relations. Volker Perthes lays out five theses that researchers and policymakers will need to address.

Point of View, November 2016
Sabine Fischer, Margarete Klein

Russian Foreign Policy: Watching for "Grey Swans"

The SWP Research Paper "Conceivable Surprises: Eleven Possible Developments in Russian Foreign Policy" elicited harsh criticism in certain quarters. Here its editors, Sabine Fischer and Margarete Klein, explain their study’s aims and methods.

Point of View, August 2016
Nicolai von Ondarza

Europe's nervous silence on Brexit

In the upcoming heated debates before the UK referendum, European politicians' and bureaucrats' resolve to keep up the policy of not commenting on Brexit will surely be severely tested. Nicolai von Ondarza explains the "Do no harm" strategy employed by Brussels and Berlin.

Point of View, June 2016
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SWP Comments

Oliver Geden
Prioritise Greenhouse Gas Neutrality

EU and German Climate Policy Should Be More Ambitious and More Pragmatic


Annegret Bendiek, Raphael Bossong, Matthias Schulze
The EU’s Revised Cybersecurity Strategy

Half-Hearted Progress on Far-Reaching Challenges


SWP Research Papers

Sebastian Schiek
Movement on the Silk Road

China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative as an Incentive for Intergovernmental Cooperation and Reforms at Central Asia’s Borders


Annegret Bendiek
A Paradigm Shift in the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy: From Transformation to Resilience