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 Journal Review

SWP Journal Review provides an overview and evaluation of publications of interest in selected fields.

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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

Melanie Müller, Laura Kotzur
Sense of Frustration

The Debate on Land Reform in South Africa


T. Deniz Erkmen
Stuck in the Twilight Zone?

March 2019 Municipal Elections in Turkey


SWP Research Papers

Sabine Fischer
The Donbas Conflict

Opposing Interests and Narratives, Difficult Peace Process


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

Actors, Issues, Conflicts of Interests