SWP Research Divisions

EU/Europe

The EU/Europe 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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Turkey/CATS

The Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS) is dedicated to the study of Turkish domestic and foreign policy, understanding Turkey as an actor with pronounced regional – and occasionally global – ambitions.

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International Security

The International Security Division examines a wide range of security issues ranging from European and transatlantic security relations to global issues such as the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and arms control.

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The Americas

The Americas 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 Eastern Europe and Eurasia Division explores political structures, social processes and developments in foreign, security and military policy in the post-Soviet states of Eastern Europe and Eurasia, in particular Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, the South Caucasus and Central Asia.

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Middle East and Africa

The Middle East and Africa 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 Asia Division concentrates on the interrelationship between domestic transformation processes, foreign and security policy in southern and Pacific Asia, and their global ramifications.

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Global Issues

The Global Issues Division deals with processes of globalisation, transnationalisation and internationalisation as well as with governmental, intergovernmental and non-state actors and their interaction.

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SWP Comments

Yoram Peri
The Widening Military–political Gap in Israel

Former Chiefs of Staff Fight for Principles of Statism


Sinem Adar
Repatriation to Turkey’s “Safe Zone” in Northeast Syria

Ankara’s Goals and European Concerns


SWP Research Papers

Bettina Rudloff
A Stable Countryside for a Stable Country?

The Effects of a DCFTA with the EU on Tunisian Agriculture


Claudia Zilla
Evangelicals and Politics in Brazil

The Relevance of Religious Change in Latin America