SWP Research Divisions

EU/Europe

The Research Division analyses the core challenges of the European Union and Europe. It focuses on policy fields, processes and interests that shape the inward and outward activities of the European Union and its member states

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International Security

The analysis of security policy covers a wide range of issues from European and transatlantic security relations to the development of weapon technologies. Additional focus areas include disarmament and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

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The Americas

The Research Division analyses domestic, economic and foreign policy developments in the United States and Latin America as well as the relations between Germany/Europe and the countries of the Americas.

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Eastern Europe, Eurasia

The Research Division deals with the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the South Caucasus and the Central Asian countries. It provides analysis of political structures, social processes, foreign and security policy developments, and the incorporation of these states into European and Euro-Atlantic...

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Middle East and Africa

The Research Division's work is focused on social and political transformation, domestic and regional conflicts, as well as questions relating to external and security policies in Africa and the Middle East.

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Asia

The Research Division concentrates on interrelationships between domestic transformation processes, foreign and security policy developments in southern and Pacific Asia, and their global ramifications.

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Global Issues

Globalisation and transnationalisation lead not only to new opportunities for cooperation, but also to new risks. The Research Division analyses challenges facing state and non-state actors, particularly in the areas of economics, finance, climate, resources, international law, demographics and...

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SWP Comments

Wolfgang Richter
The End of the INF Treaty is Looming

A New Nuclear Arms Race Can Still Be Prevented


Paweł Tokarski, Serafina Funk
Non-euro Countries in the EU after Brexit

Between Fear of Losing of Political Influence and Euro Accession