• Melanie Müller, Laura Kotzur

    Sense of Frustration

    The Debate on Land Reform in South Africa

    In December 2018, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and opposition party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), passed an amendment to the constitution in the South African Parliament. It was intended to give concrete form to existing options… more

  • Stuck in the Twilight Zone?

    March 2019 Municipal Elections in Turkey

    After 16 years of Tayyip Erdoğan in power and with almost total control of the bu­reau­cracy and the mainstream media, it has become hard to imagine a Turkey in which he and his party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), would not win an election.… more

  • The Donbas Conflict

    Opposing Interests and Narratives, Difficult Peace Process

    In 2014, in response to the Ukrainian “Euromaidan”, Russia annexed Cri­mea and provoked a war in eastern Ukraine. The ensuing conflict still claims lives today. For the past five years Germany and its Western partners have been trying to resolve the… more

  • The “Deal of the Century” for Israel‑Palestine

    US Proposals Are Likely to Speed Demise of Two-State Settlement

    US President Donald Trump has announced a “deal of the century” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The plan is to be revealed at an undetermined date some­time after the Israeli parliamentary elections. While the details remain a well-kept… more

  • Venezuela, the Region and the World

    Steps for a Possible Way Out of the Crisis

    Since Nicolás Maduro took over as Venezuela’s president in 2013, the country’s gross domestic product and oil production have fallen by more than 50 percent. Political institutions, on the other hand, have doubled: there are two legislative bodies, two… more

Analytical and academic papers

Melanie Müller, Laura Kotzur

Land Reform in South Africa: Sense of Frustration

SWP Comment 2019/C 22, April 2019, 8 Pages


T. Deniz Erkmen

Turkey: March 2019 Municipal Elections

SWP Comment 2019/C 21, April 2019, 4 Pages


Muriel Asseburg

The “Deal of the Century” for Israel‑Palestine

SWP Comment 2019/C 20, April 2019, 4 Pages


Sabine Fischer

The Donbas Conflict: Difficult Peace Process

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 05, April 2019, 35 Pages


Barbara Lippert, Nicolai von Ondarza, Volker Perthes (eds.),

European Strategic Autonomy

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 04, March 2019, 39 Pages


»Point of View«

Andrea Schmitz

An era is coming to an end in Kazakhstan

After the change of power in Kazakhstan, the signs point to continuity. But in the future, social moods could become more important. It cannot be ruled out that this will lead to more turbulent times for the country. A classification by Andrea Schmitz. more

Preventing digital trench warfare between the EU and China

Digital geopolitics is taking center stage in EU-China relations. What conflicts might be relevant in the next 15 years? Annegret Bendiek, Nadine Godehardt, Jürgen Neyer, and David Schulze present four scenarios. 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: March 2019
3D Green Planet Earth, © Chris Potter, www.StockMonkeys.com, CC BY 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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: March 2019
[Translate to Englisch:] Politische Landkarte der koreanischen Halbinsel und der angrenzenden Staaten. Im Schärfebereich der Fotografie liegen Nord- und Südkorea, © Wollertz/Shutterstock.com

North Korea: A Web of Conflicts

A new dossier addresses the set of problems subsumed under the term “North Korea conflict”. It offers select SWP publications as well as further information which analyses the issue from different substantive and structural perspectives.

Dossier, last update: December 2018
A participant at the 2014 ambassadors’ conference points his smartphone camera at Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. © dpa

“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
Ukrainischer Soldat an einem Checkpoint nahe Debalzewe, Region Donezk, Ukraine, 19.02.2015; Quelle: dpa-picturealliance

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: March 2018

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