Eastern Europe, Eurasia Senior Fellow
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 2021 Member of the Europe/Transatlantic Advisory Board of the Heinrich Böll Foundation
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
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.
Opposing Interests and Narratives, Difficult Peace Process
It is a fallacy to claim that sanctions against Russia are costly and futile. On their own, they will not force Russia to change its policy; but they do create leverage for bringing Moscow to the negotiating table. Sabine Fischer and Janis Kluge argue that sanctions and dialogue are not mutually exclusive.