Eastern Europe, Eurasia Head of Research Division
Since 09/2008 Senior Associate, Research Division Eastern Europe and Eurasia, SWP
01/2016–09/2018 Deputy Head, Research Division Eastern Europe and Eurasia, SWP
10–12/2015 Robert Bosch Public Policy Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington D.C.
01–06/2011 Participating in a 6-month Program on Security Policy, Federal College for Security Studies (BAKS), Berlin
2004–2008 Assistant Professor, Institute of Political Science, University of Regensburg
2002–2004 Postdoc Scholarship and Lecturer, LMU Munich and the University of Regensburg, Germany
At the beginning of the year, Kazakhstan was rocked by violent protests. The intervention of the CSTO, initiated by President Tokayev, set a precedent with far-reaching consequences for the post-Soviet region, argue Margarete Klein and Andrea Schmitz.
Aims, Instruments and Perspectives
Political Interests Overshadow Social and Economic Ties
Eleven Possible Turns in Russia’s Foreign Policy
Bulwark against Mass Protests and Illoyal Elites
The SWP Research Paper "Conceivable Surprises: Eleven Possible Developments in Russian Foreign Policy" elicited harsh criticism in certain quarters. Here its editors, Sabine Fischer and Margarete Klein, explain their study’s aims and methods.
Organizational and personnel changes