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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
Lars Brozus, Stephan Roll

The long arm of the dictator

From the very outset, Egypt's President Sisi has pursued policies of exclusion and polarisation. It is time for the EU to hold him to account and ensure that any aid granted is made contingent upon political inclusion and better governance, say Stephan Roll and Lars Brozus.

Point of View, June 2016
Susan Stewart

Council of Europe Can Do without Russia

In light of human rights violations in Crimea and a new law allowing Russia to ignore rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, there is no justification for the country to remain in the Council of Europe, writes Susan Stewart.

Point of View, May 2016
Günter Seufert

Refugee Crisis: For Rationality in Relations with Turkey

The European Union should make concessions to Turkey, especially on visa-free travel and an accelerated accession process, argues Günter Seufert, but should exercise caution over some details of Turkey’s proposal for dealing with the refugee crisis.

Point of View, March 2016
Kai-Olaf Lang

Guidelines for Effectively Protecting Democracy in the European Union

The EU responds with a blunt sword to dubious moves by member-states of the kind recently observed in Poland. Kai-Olaf Lang lays out some guidelines under which the blunt sword could become an effective instrument for protecting democracy.

Point of View, January 2016
Lars Brozus

SWP Foresight Study: »Which Crisis Will Surprise Us Next?«

Lars Brozus, editor of the SWP Foresight study »Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unplanned«, speaks about academically sound scenario projections and the capacity of politics to act with foresight.

Point of View, January 2016
Annegret Bendiek, Christoph Berlich, Tobias Metzger

Three Priorities for Cyber Diplomacy under the German OSCE Chairmanship 2016

Its OSCE Chairmanship 2016 is a chance for Germany to extend cyber diplomacy beyond its politico-military dimension, argue Annegret Bendiek, Christoph Berlich and Tobias Metzger.

Point of View, November 2015
Muriel Asseburg

Strategies against IS Need to Address Roots of Syria’s Civil War

The conflict in Syria is back on the international agenda, but rivalling coalitions are pursuing conflicting objectives. Muriel Asseburg argues that reducing the flow of refugees and fighting the »Islamic State« will only result in progress if the dynamics of the civil war are addressed.

Point of View, October 2015
Guido Steinberg

A German Strategy for Syria

A new strategy on Syria is a matter of urgency, given the magnitude of the Syrian refugee exodus and the terrorist threat ISIS poses to Europe. Guido Steinberg identifies the three aspects Germany should concentrate on.

Point of View, October 2015
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SWP Comments

Steffen Angenendt, Nadine Biehler
On the Way to a Global Compact on Refugees

The “Zero Draft”: A Positive, but Not Yet Sufficient Step


Paul Joscha Kohlenberg, Nadine Godehardt
China’s Global Connectivity Politics

On Confidently Dealing with Chinese Initiatives