Dr. Guido Steinberg

Dr. Guido Steinberg


Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Senior Associate

guido.steinberg(at)swp-berlin.org

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

Regional Power United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Is No Longer Saudi Arabia’s Junior Partner

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 10, July 2020, 35 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020RP10

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

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

Isabelle Werenfels
Maghrebi Rivalries Over Sub‑Saharan Africa

Algeria and Tunisia Seeking to Keep Up with Morocco


Denis M. Tull
German and International Crisis Management in the Sahel

Why Discussions about Sahel Policy Are Going around in Circles


SWP Research Papers

Muriel Asseburg
Reconstruction in Syria

Challenges and Policy Options for the EU and its Member States


Guido Steinberg
Regional Power United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Is No Longer Saudi Arabia’s Junior Partner