Dr. phil. Sabine Fischer

Dr. phil. Sabine Fischer


Research Division: Eastern Europe, Eurasia
Senior Fellow

sabine.fischer(at)swp-berlin.org

phone:+49 30 88007-347

(on leave of absence)

2012 - 2018 Head of Research Division “Eastern Europe and Eurasia”, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

May 2015 Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center

2007 - 2012 Senior Research Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies

2006 - 2007 Research Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

2003 - 2006 Lecturer, Institute for Eastern Europe, Freie Universitaet Berlin

2002 - 2003 Research Fellow, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research

1997 - 2002 Junior Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

Areas of Expertise:

Russian Federation, Civil wars

Foreign and security policy of Russia, EU-Russia relations, unsolved conflicts in EU's Eastern Neighbourhood, regional relations in Eastern Europe and Eurasia


SWP Publications (selection):

Sabine Fischer

A Permanent State of Sanctions?

Proposal for a More Flexible EU Sanctions Policy toward Russia

SWP Comment 2017/C 11, April 2017, 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
Sabine Fischer (ed.)

Not Frozen!

The Unresolved Conflicts over Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh in Light of the Crisis over Ukraine

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 09, September 2016, 97 Pages
Sabine Fischer

European Union Sanctions Against Russia

Objectives, Impacts and Next Steps

SWP Comment 2015/C 17, March 2015, 7 Pages
Sabine Fischer

Escalation in Ukraine

Conflicting Interpretations Hamper International Diplomacy

SWP Comment 2014/C 17, March 2014, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Sabine Fischer (ed.)

Russia - Insights from a changing country

EUISS Report No. 11, Paris, March 2012
Sabine Fischer (ed.)

Back from the cold?

The EU and Belarus in 2009

Chaillot Paper No. 119, Paris 2009
Sabine Fischer (ed.)

Ukraine: Quo Vadis?

Chaillot Paper No. 108, Paris 2008
Sabine Fischer, Egbert Jahn, Astrid Sahm (eds.)

Die Zukunft des Friedens

Band 2: Die Friedens- und Konfliktforschung aus der Perspektive der jüngeren Generationen

Wiesbaden 2005

SWP Comments

Brian Carlson
Vostok-2018: Another Sign of Strengthening Russia-China Ties

Not an Alliance, but Defense Cooperation Is Growing


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

Political Interests Overshadow Social and Economic Ties


SWP Research Papers