Stefan Wolfrum, M.A.

Stefan Wolfrum, M.A.

Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Research Assistant


Since 2016 Research Assistant in the Project »Israel and its regional and global conflicts: Domestic developments, security issues and foreign affairs«

2014-2015 Project Manager for regional cooperation at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Jerusalem

2014-2016 M.A. International Relations – Diplomacy and Security, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2009-2013 B.A. Hebrew Language and Culture, Arabic Language and Culture and European Studies, University of Amsterdam

SWP Publications (selection):

Stefan Wolfrum

Israel’s Contradictory Gas Export Policy

The Promotion of a Transcontinental Pipeline Contradicts the Declared Goal of Regional Cooperation

SWP Comment 2019/C 43, November 2019, 4 Pages


Peter Lintl, Stefan Wolfrum

Israel’s Nation-State Law

Netanyahu Government Lays the Foundations for a Majoritarian System

SWP Comment 2018/C 41, October 2018, 7 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Stefan Wolfrum

Tapped and Untapped Potentials

European Union Support for Transregional Energy Infrastructure Projects and the Middle East Peace Process

in: Sine Qua Non, SQN 1: Rethinking EU Foreign Policy in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, April 2020

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

Stefan Wolfrum

Pipelines to swords

How Covid-19 shifted focus from energy cooperation to securitisation in the Eastern Mediterranean

in: Observer Research Foundation,, 06.06.2020 (online)

Media quotes (selection):

Sébastian Seibt

De la Jordanie à l’Europe, Israël affiche ses ambitions gazières

L’État hébreu a commencé à exporter du gaz à la Jordanie. Il va aussi en vendre à l’Égypte et veut partir à l’assaut de l’Europe. Pour Israël, il s’agit d’un objectif à la fois économique et diplomatique. Mais c’est aussi un pari risqué.

in:, 02.01.2020
Andrey Gurkov

Немецкий эксперт: газопровод EastMed из Израиля в ЕС строить не надо

Аналитик SWP призвал Евросоюз не финансировать проект поставок израильского газа через Кипр и Грецию в Италию, который стал бы частью Южного газового коридора в обход России

in: DW, 20.11.2019

SWP Comments

Denis M. Tull
German and International Crisis Management in the Sahel

Why Discussions about Sahel Policy Are Going around in Circles

Wolfram Lacher
The Great Carve-Up

Libya’s Internationalised Conflicts after Tripoli

SWP Research Papers

Muriel Asseburg
Reconstruction in Syria

Challenges and Policy Options for the EU and its Member States

Guido Steinberg
Regional Power United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Is No Longer Saudi Arabia’s Junior Partner