Dr. Judith Vorrath

Dr. Judith Vorrath


Research Division: International Security
Senior Associate

judith.vorrath(at)swp-berlin.org

2012 Transatlantic Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

2011-2012 Transatlantic Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris

2010-2011 Transatlantic Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington D.C.

2005-2010 PhD student, NCCR Democracy (National Center of Competence in Research on Democracy in the 21st Century) & Research Assistant, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich

2001-2005 Research and Program Coordinator, Development and Peace Foundation (SEF), Bonn

Areas of Expertise:

Fragile states, Organized crime, Peacebuilding, UN missions, Sub-Saharan Africa

The current focus of research is on the interrelation of statehood, violence and organized crime in West Africa and international approaches and instruments in tackling transnational organized crime.


SWP Publications (selection):

Judith Vorrath

Organized Crime on the UN Security Council Agenda

Action against Human Trafficking Reveals Opportunities and Challenges

SWP Comment 2018/C 38, September 2018, 4 Pages
Rainer Glatz, Wibke Hansen, Markus Kaim, Judith Vorrath

Missions in a Changing World

The Bundeswehr and Its Operations Abroad

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 06, September 2018, 45 Pages
Judith Vorrath

Containing Illicit Flows at African Borders

Pitfalls for Europe

SWP Comment 2017/C 23, July 2017, 4 Pages
Judith Vorrath

Fresh Impetus for West African Drug Policy

Opportunities for New Partnerships in the Wake of UNGASS

SWP Comment 2016/C 29, May 2016, 4 Pages
Marianne Beisheim, Judith Vorrath

Organised Crime in the »2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development«

Indicators and Measurements for International and National Implementation

SWP Comment 2015/C 45, October 2015, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Judith Vorrath, Verena Zoppei

Africa–EU relations on organized crime: between securitization and fragmentation

In: Ariadna Ripoll Servent/Florian Trauner (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research, Abingdon & New York: Routledge 2018, pp. 323-335
Judith Vorrath

What drives post-war crime? Evidence from illicit economies in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, 2017
Wibke Hansen, Judith Vorrath

Atlantic Basin Countries and Organized Crime: Paradigms, Policies, Priorities

in: Hamilton, Daniel S. (Ed.), Dark Networks in the Atlantic Basin: Emerging Trends and Implications for Human Security, Washington, DC: Center for Transatlantic Relations 2015, S. 101-120
Judith Vorrath

When the Neighbours Keep a Foot in the Door: Regional Interventions and Peacekeeping Missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia

in: Marco Wyss/Thierry Tardy (eds.), Peacekeeping in Africa: The evolving security architecture, Series: CSS Studies in Security and International Relations, Routledge 2014, pp. 151-170

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

Judith Vorrath

“If you can’t catch them, sanction them? What the recent Libya listings tell us about the use of UN sanctions against transnational crime”

Blog by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, Posted 16 November 2018 on: UN-TOC Watch

SWP Comments

Markus Kaim, Ronja Kempin
A European Security Council

Added Value for EU Foreign and Security Policy?


Michael Paul
Maritime Nuclear Deterrence

Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles in the South China Sea


SWP Research Papers

Hanns Günther Hilpert, Oliver Meier (eds.)
Facets of the North Korea Conflict

Actors, Problems and Europe’s Interests


Rainer Glatz, Wibke Hansen, Markus Kaim, Judith Vorrath
Missions in a Changing World

The Bundeswehr and Its Operations Abroad