Steffen Halling, Dipl. Pol.

Research Division: Eastern Europe, Eurasia
Visiting Fellow


phone:+49 30 88007-407

Since December 2014 PhD Student at the University of Bremen / Doctoral Fellow at the Research Division Eastern Europe and Eurasia  

May - November 2014 Researcher, Research Division Eastern Europe and Eurasia

2012 – 2014 Project Assistant in the project network “Institutions and Institutional Change in Postsocialism” (KomPost); subproject “Elite groups and their collective resources of meaning” 

2006 – 2012:Studies of Political Science (diploma), Freie Universität Berlin

Areas of Expertise:

Ukraine, Elites and elite change

SWP Publications (selection):

Steffen Halling, Susan Stewart

“Deoligarchisation” in Ukraine

Promising Visions, Murky Realities

SWP Comment 2016/C 51, December 2016, 8 Pages
Steffen Halling, Susan Stewart

Identity and Violence in Ukraine

Societal Developments since the Maidan Protests

SWP Comment 2015/C 19, March 2015, 7 Pages
Steffen Halling, Susan Stewart

Ukraine in Crisis

Challenges of Developing a New Political Culture

SWP Comment 2014/C 18, April 2014, 7 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Steffen Halling, Serhiy Tkachenko

Electoral Reform in Ukraine

Challenges and Prospects

European Platform for Democratic Elections / OPORA/ Committee of Voters of Ukraine (eds.), EPDE Policy Paper, June 2017
Steffen Halling

The 2015 Local Elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts of Ukraine

in: OPORA/European Platform for Democratic Elections: 2015 Local Elections In Ukraine. A View From Outside, S. 27-46

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