Dr. phil. Margarete Klein

Dr. phil. Margarete Klein

Research Division: Eastern Europe, Eurasia
Deputy Head of Research Division


phone:+49 30 88007-256


since 01/2016 Deputy Head of Research Division “Eastern Europe and Eurasia” at SWP 

10 - 12/2015 Robert Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, Washington D.C. 

01 - 06/2011 Participating in a 6-month Program on Security Policy at the Federal College for Security Studies (BAKS), Berlin

since 9/2008 Senior Associate at the Research Division “Eastern Europe and Eurasia” at SWP 

2004 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Institute of Political Science, University of Regensburg 

2002 - 2004 Post-Doc Scholarship and Lecturer at the LMU Munich and the University of Regensburg, Germany 

2001 Heinz- und Sibylle Laufer Scholarship, LMU Munich 

1998 - 2000 Research Associate, project “Parliamentarianism in Russia”, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU)

SWP Publications (selection):

Lidia Averbukh, Margarete Klein

Russia-Israel Relationship Transformed by Syria Conflict

Political Interests Overshadow Social and Economic Ties

SWP Comment 2018/C 37, September 2018, 8 Pages
Sabine Fischer, Margarete Klein (eds.)

Conceivable Surprises

Eleven Possible Turns in Russia’s Foreign Policy

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 10, October 2016, 78 Pages
Margarete Klein

Putin’s New National Guard

Bulwark against Mass Protests and Illoyal Elites

SWP Comment 2016/C 41, September 2016, 4 Pages
Margarete Klein, Kirsten Westphal

Russia: Turn to China?

SWP Comment 2016/C 07, January 2016, 8 Pages
Margarete Klein, Claudia Major

Perspectives for NATO-Russia Relations

Forms of Confrontation Dominate – But Dialogue not Excluded

SWP Comment 2015/C 49, November 2015, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Margarete Klein

Russia´s military intervention in Syria: interests, achievements, obstacles

in: Jan Busse et al. (ed.): Russia in the Middle East: EU and Israeli perspectives, Herzliya, 2016
Margarete Klein

Russia´s military: On the rise?

In: Transatlantic Academy Paper Series No. 2, Washington D.C., 2016
Margarete Klein

Towards a »new look« of the Russian armed forces?

Organizational and personnel changes

in: Roger N. McDermott/ Bertil Nygren/ Carolina Vendil Pallin (eds.), The Russian Armed Forces in Transition, New York 2012, pp. 29-48
Margarete Klein, Andrea Schmitz, Hans-Henning Schröder, Susan Stewart (eds.)

Presidents, Oligarchs and Democrats: Forms of Rule in the Post-Soviet Space

Farnham: Ashgate, 2012

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

Sabine Fischer, Margarete Klein

Russian Foreign Policy: Watching for "Grey Swans"

The SWP Research Paper "Conceivable Surprises: Eleven Possible Developments in Russian Foreign Policy" elicited harsh criticism in certain quarters. Here its editors, Sabine Fischer and Margarete Klein, explain their study’s aims and methods.

Point of View, August 2016
Margarete Klein

Is Russia Returning to Egypt?

Egypt's announcement to shift to Russia is merely an attempt to put Washington under pressure, says Margarete Klein. So far, Russia is not an attractive partner.

Point of View, September 2013
Margarete Klein, Solveig Richter

Together instead of against each other

As long as Russia doesn't get its apropriate position within the euro-atlantic security system, relations with Russia will remain burdened, say Margarete Klein and Solveig Richter.

Point of View, May 2012
Margarete Klein

Ways Out of Russia's Isolation on Syria

in: The Moscow Times, 30.03.2012 (online)

SWP Comments

Lidia Averbukh, Margarete Klein
Russia-Israel Relationship Transformed by Syria Conflict

Political Interests Overshadow Social and Economic Ties

Janis Kluge
Kremlin Launches Risky Pension Reform

Plan to Raise Retirement Age Undermines Confidence in Russian Leadership

SWP Research Papers

Uwe Halbach
Chechnya’s Status within the Russian Federation

Ramzan Kadyrov’s Private State and Vladimir Putin’s Federal “Power Vertical”

Sebastian Schiek
Movement on the Silk Road

China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative as an Incentive for Intergovernmental Cooperation and Reforms at Central Asia’s Borders