Dr. Judith Vorrath

Dr. Judith Vorrath

Research Division: International Security
Senior Associate


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):

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
Judith Vorrath

Organized Crime and Development

Challenges and Policy Options in West Africa’s Fragile States

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 09, December 2015, 35 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

SWP Comments

Oliver Meier
Chemical Weapons Attacks: The End of Anonymity

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to Identify Perpetrators

Claudia Major, Nicolai von Ondarza
No “Global Britain” after Brexit

Leaving the EU Weakens UK Foreign and Security Policy, Closer Ties Remain in Germany’s Interest

SWP Research Papers

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

The Bundeswehr and Its Operations Abroad

Lars Brozus (ed.)
While We Were Planning

Unexpected Developments in International Politics. Foresight Contributions 2018