Africa and Middle East Head of Research Division
Economic Developments, Political Economy
Since 2018 Head, Research Division Africa and Middle East
2012 – 2015 Member of the project »Elite Change and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World«
2009 – 2012 Forum Ebenhausen Fellowship
2010 – 2011 Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2007 – 2009 Hanns Seidel Foundation, PhD scholarship
2006 German Academic Exchange Service, research scholarship (research stay in Cairo, Egypt)
2005 – 2009 PhD Candidate, Subdivision Contemporary Orient Research, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg
External Debt and Power Consolidation in Egypt
Arbitrary Detention as an Obstacle to German Stabilisation Efforts
Egypt has never been called to account for the murder of Giulio Regeni, nor for the numerous human rights violations committed by the Sisi regime. Focusing only on stability, European governments are increasingly losing touch with actual developments in Egypt, say Lars Brozus and Stephan Roll.
How Europeans Can Lead an Alternative Way Forward
Economic Reforms and Power Consolidation in Saudi Arabia
In Egypt, preparations for this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) are in full swing. In this Megatrends Afrika Spotlight, Stephan Roll (SWP) explains the role of Egypt’s foreign intelligence service in its implementation and what this means for the authoritarian regime under President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Middle East regional dynamics have made arms exports less compatible with German export regulations.
The dispute about maritime territories between Turkey and Greece is heating up. Egypt's involvement has added a new dimension to the conflict, the Middle East analyst Stephan Roll says.