• New Realities in Foreign Affairs: Diplomacy in the 21st Century

    Modern diplomacy is currently experiencing fundamental changes at an unprecedented rate, which affect the very character of diplomacy as we know it. These changes also affect aspects of domestic and international politics that were once of no great… more

  • US Nuclear Deterrence Policy and Its Problems

    Nuclear deterrence is back. Of course, it had never disappeared, but retreated into the background as a hedge against future uncertainties. Hopes of overcoming the deterrence system through nuclear disarmament have been dashed. Nuclear deterrence gains… more

  • Vostok-2018: Another Sign of Strengthening Russia-China Ties

    Not an Alliance, but Defense Cooperation Is Growing

    Russia’s recent Vostok-2018 military exercises, in which China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) participated for the first time, were another milestone in the increasingly close defense relationship between the two countries. Only a few years ago, Russia… more

  • Evangelicals and Politics in Latin America

    Religious Switching and Its Growing Political Relevance

    Jair Messias Bolsonaro, the former army captain and recently elected Brazilian presi­dent from the Social Liberal Party (PSL) with the campaign slogan “Brazil above every­thing; God above everyone”, is a paramount example of the linkage between politics… more

  • The Changing Dynamics of the Kurdish Question

    The Kurds in the Middle East have become significant political and military actors in the context of the fight against IS. One of the most important consequences of this situation has been the transformation of the Kurdish Question. Frustrated with the… more

Analytical and academic papers

Claudia Zilla

Evangelicals and Politics in Latin America

SWP Comment 2018/C 46, October 2018, 4 Pages
Arzu Yilmaz

Kurdish Question: Changing Dynamics

SWP Comment 2018/C 45, October 2018, 7 Pages
Volker Stanzel (ed.)

New Realities in Foreign Affairs: Diplomacy in the 21st Century

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 11, November 2018, 69 Pages
Peter Rudolf

US Nuclear Deterrence Policy and Its Problems

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 10, November 2018, 27 Pages

»Point of View«

[Translate to Englisch:] Lars Brozus

"No Crystal Ball"

The editor of the SWP study “While We Were Planning”, Lars Brozus, speaks about the potential benefits of scientifically grounded foresight. more
[Translate to Englisch:] Johannes Thimm

NATO: US Strategic Dominance and Unequal Burden-Sharing Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

The asymmetry in NATO contributions between the United States and Europa is no accident, Johannes Thimm writes. Europeans should not be too alarmed about President Trump’s threats to withdraw from the alliance – and instead follow their own priorities. more


[Translate to Englisch:] Globale Kommunikation. Verschiedene Verbindungen bilden eine Weltkarte, © pogonici/Shutterstock.com

Forced Displacement and Migration

The dossier introduces the topics of International Migration Trends; Forced Displacement, Migration and Development; International Cooperation; European Migration and Refugee Policy; and National Migration and Refugee Policy, and pools publications by SWP authors.

Dossier, last update: November 2018
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Sustainability, Climate and Energy

The new dossier deals with developments in the field of sustainability, climate and energy. It displays publications and other products by SWP researchers that track international and European policy processes, and discuss recommendations for action.

Dossier, last update: October 2018
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“Digitalisation – Cyber – Internet”: The Role of the Digital in International Politics

Digital Foreign Policy, Cyber-Security, International Law & Human Rights, Regional Perspectives. The dossier seeks to offer orientation in this complex field and offers compilations of relevant publications by SWP authors in the respective fields.

Dossier, last update: July 2018
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Crisis in and around Ukraine

New dossier: Internal and external developments in Ukraine and Russia; repercussions of crisis in the region and for European and international security.

Dossier, last update: February 2018

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