Dr. Guido Steinberg

Dr. Guido Steinberg

Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Senior Associate


2002-2005 Advisor on International Terrorism, Federal Chancellery, Berlin

2001 Research Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Center Social and Cultural History of the Middle East, Freie Universität Berlin

SWP Publications (selection):

Guido Steinberg

Ahrar al-Sham: The »Syrian Taliban«

Al-Nusra Ally Seeks Partnership with West

SWP Comment 2016/C 27, May 2016, 7 Pages
Guido Steinberg

The Other Vanguard of International Terrorism

Despite Setbacks Al-Qaeda Profits from Yemen Civil War

SWP Comment 2016/C 04, January 2016, 8 Pages
Guido Steinberg

Leading the Counter-Revolution

Saudi Arabia and the Arab Spring

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 07, June 2014, 27 Pages
Guido Steinberg

A Chechen al-Qaeda?

Caucasian Groups Further Internationalise the Syrian Struggle

SWP Comment 2014/C 31, June 2014, 7 Pages
Guido Steinberg

The New “Lions of Syria”

Salafist and Jihadist Groups Dominate Insurgency

SWP Comment 2014/C 19, April 2014, 8 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Isabelle Werenfels, Guido Steinberg

Regional trends after the dissolution of "old orders" in the Middle East and North Africa

In: David Ramin Jalilvand, Kirsten Westphal (Hrsg.): The Political and Economic Challenges of Energy in the Middle East and North Africa, Routledge, 2018, pp.13-26.
Guido Steinberg

Refugees, Terrorism, and a Failing Security Architecture

Germany’s Domestic Security after the Elections

AICGS (American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University), 21.11.2017 (online)
Guido Steinberg

Islamist Terrorism in Germany: Threats, Responses, and the Need for a Strategy

AICGS Policy Report 66, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2017
Guido Steinberg

AQAP, ISIS, and Domestic Security in Saudi Arabia

in: Joshua Teitelbaum: Saudi Arabia, the Gulf, and the New Regional Landscape, The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Mideast Security and Policy Studies No. 133, 2017, pp. 33-36.
Guido Steinberg

German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

New York: Columbia University Press, June 2013, 320 pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Guido Steinberg

Sunni vs Shi'a: Opposition Fueled by Power Politics

The conflict between Sunnis and Shi'as in the Middle East is based on religious differences. It is, however, fueled by Islamists and power politics, says Guido Steinberg.

Point of View, 13.08.2013

SWP Comments

Hamidreza Azizi
Iran’s Multi-Faceted Strategy in Deir ez‑Zor

From Fighting Terrorism to Creating a Zone of Influence

Isabelle Werenfels
Put the Ball in Tunisia’s Court

New Government and Urgency of Reform Require Modified EU Approach

SWP Research Papers