Foreign and security policy of Russia, EU-Russia relations, unsolved conflicts in EU's Eastern Neighbourhood, regional relations in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Since 05/2021 Senior Fellow, Research Division Eastern Europe and Eurasia, SWP
Since 2017 Member of the Advisory Board of Russland-Analysen
Since 2016 Member of the Advisory Board of the FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, Vienna
Since 2015 Member of the Petersburger Dialog e.V.
Since 2014 Member of the Board of the German Association for East European Studies (DGO), since 2021 Executive Board
2018–2021 Team Leader, Public Diplomacy. EU and Russia Project, Goethe Institute Moscow
2012–2018 Head of Research Division, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, SWP
05/2015 Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center
2007–2012 Senior Research Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris
1997–2006 Institute for East European Studies at the Free University of Berlin, The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
Internal Political Repercussions of the Attack on Ukraine
The Russian attack on Ukraine will have serious consequences for Euro-Atlantic security beyond the military conflict. In a first multi-perspective analysis of the situation, the SWP takes a look at Russian domestic politics, the situation in Ukraine, Western sanctions, the EU’s and NATO’s response, China’s role and international law.
Contributions to Research Papers 2021/RP 10, 13.12.2021, 125 Pages, pp. 43–45
The protests over the outcome of the presidential election in Belarus continue unabated. Initiatives to resolve the political crisis through dialogue have come to naught. Sabine Fischer and Astrid Sahm outline possible steps out of the crisis.
After the contested election in Belarus, Moscow continues to support President Lukashenka. How do Russian actors view developments in Belarus? How will the Kremlin respond? Answers from Sabine Fischer.