Publication types

SWP Research Paper

SWP Research Papers are politically relevant analyses of fundamental questions and current challenges of international politics. They include response options and recommendations for political decision-makers. In most cases these are English translations of German-language studies (SWP-Studien) that have passed through a multi-stage internal review process.

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SWP-Studien

SWP-Studien are generally the German original versions of the SWP Research Papers.

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SWP Comments

Shorter policy papers on selected political developments that are or should be of interest to political decision-makers appear in the SWP Comments series. In most cases these are English translations of German-language papers (SWP-Aktuells), although some are original contributions published in English only. SWP Comments are internally reviewed by executive staff.

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SWP-Aktuell

SWP-Aktuells are normally the German original versions of the SWP Comments. Certain SWP Comments appear in English only and are not translated into German.

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SWP-Zeitschriftenschau

Our journal review (SWP-Zeitschriftenschau) provides an overview and evaluation of publications of interest in selected fields. It appears in German only.

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Point of View

The Point of View pieces are generally English translations from our German-language opinion format "Kurz gesagt", where SWP authors comment succinctly on current events in international politics. Occasionally Point of View pieces appear in English only.

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Kurz gesagt

"Kurz gesagt" are normally the German original versions of the "Point of View". Certain "Point of View" appear in English only and are not translated into German.

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Books

We publish two German-language book series in collaboration with Nomos: "Internationale Politik und Sicherheit" (IPS) and "Aktuelle Materialien zur Internationalen Politik" (AMP).

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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