SWP Publications (selection):

Laura von Daniels, Markus Kaim, Ronja Kempin, Kai-Olaf Lang, Marco Overhaus, Johannes Thimm

A New Beginning with President Biden

Five German and European Priorities for the Transatlantic Agenda

SWP Comment 2020/C 61, December 2020, 7 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C61

Kai-Olaf Lang, Nicolai von Ondarza

Friends in Need

The Corona Pandemic Changes the Landscape of Groups and Coalitions in the EU

SWP Comment 2020/C 26, June 2020, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C26

Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Kai-Olaf Lang, Karsten Neuhoff, Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal

Energy in the German-Polish Relationship

Acknowledging Controversies – Pursuing Shared Interests

SWP Comment 2017/C 04, February 2017, 8 Pages
Kai-Olaf Lang, Barbara Lippert

EU Options on Russia and the Eastern Partners

“Cooperative Confrontation” as the Guiding Principle beyond the Riga Summit

SWP Comment 2015/C 32, May 2015, 7 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Kai-Olaf Lang

Can Brussels save democracy?: the lacking effectiveness of EU democracy policy towards member states

in: Weronika Priesmeyer-Tkocz (ed.), Common Values: discussing German and Polish perceptions of European Integration. Baden-Baden: Nomos, January 2017, pp.13-29
Kai-Olaf Lang

Germany, the European Union, and Their Gentle Force in the European Neighbourhood - A Comparison of Two Soft Power Engines

in: Toms Rostoks, Andris Spruds (eds.): The Different Faces of "Soft Power": The Baltic States and Eastern Neighborhood between Russia and the EU, Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Riga, 2015, pp. 30-62
Kai-Olaf Lang, Daniela Schwarzer

The Myth of German Hegemony

Why Berlin Can't Save Europe Alone

in: Foreign Affairs, 02.10.2012 (online)
Kai-Olaf Lang

Preserving the Alliance, Going European and Knotting Direct Ties

Poland's Euroatlanticism in Transition

in: Peter Schmidt (ed.) A Hybrid Relationship Transatlantic Security Cooperation beyond NATO Series: Internationale Sicherheit Vol. 7 (edited by Heinz Gärtner), Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2008, pp. 221-234
Kai-Olaf Lang

Populism in "Old" and "New" Europe

Trends and Implications

in: Martin Bútora et al. (eds.) Democracy and Populism in Central Europe: The Visegrad Elections and Their Aftermath Bratislava 2007, pp. 125-140

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Kai-Olaf Lang, Andreas Maurer, Eugene Whitlock

New Stimulus or Integration Backlash?

EU Enlargement and Transatlantic Relations

Working Paper FG 1, 2004/ 07, July 2004, 80 Pages

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

Kai-Olaf Lang

Guidelines for Effectively Protecting Democracy in the European Union

The EU responds with a blunt sword to dubious moves by member-states of the kind recently observed in Poland. Kai-Olaf Lang lays out some guidelines under which the blunt sword could become an effective instrument for protecting democracy.

Point of View, 18.01.2016

SWP Comments

Paweł Tokarski, Alexander Wiedmann
The Corona Debt Conundrum in the Eurozone

Limits to Stabilisation by Monetary Policy and the Search for Alternatives


Raphael Bossong
The Next Steps for EU Counterterrorism Policy

Evolving Threats of Jihadism, Right-wing Extremism, and Transatlantic Cooperation


SWP Research Papers

Eckhard Lübkemeier
Standing on Our Own Feet?

Opportunities and Risks of European Self-Defence


Peter Becker
A European Economic Policy in the Making

Success with Modest Means