Dr. phil. Stephan Roll

Dr. phil. Stephan Roll


Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Deputy Head of Research Division

stephan.roll(at)swp-berlin.org

2012 - 2015 Member of the project »Elite Change and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World«

August 2009 - March 2012 Forum Ebenhausen Fellowship

2010 - 2011 Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2007-2009 Hanns Seidel Foundation, PhD scholarship

2006 German Academic Exchange Service, research scholarship (research stay in Cairo, Egypt)

2005-2009: PhD Candidate, Subdivision Contemporary Orient Research, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg


SWP Publications (selection):

Matthias Sailer, Stephan Roll

Three Scenarios for the Qatar Crisis

Regime Change, Resolution or Cold War in the Gulf

SWP Comments 2017/C 25, July 2017, 4 Pages
Jessica Noll, Stephan Roll

From Yemen War to Joint Army?

Egyptian-Saudi Differences over Arab Military Cooperation

SWP Comments 2015/C 31, May 2015, 4 Pages
Tobias von Lossow, Stephan Roll

Egypt’s Nile Water Policy under Sisi

Security Interests Promote Rapprochement with Ethiopia

SWP Comments 2015/C 11, February 2015, 4 Pages
Stephan Roll

Egypt’s Business Elite after Mubarak

A Powerful Player between Generals and Brotherhood

SWP Research Paper 2013/RP 08, September 2013, 28 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Stephan Roll

Managing Change: How Egypt's Military Leadership Shaped the Transformation

in: Mediterranean Politics (Special Issue "Dynamics of Transformation, Elite Change and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World"), 21 (2016) 1 (online versions October 2015).
Stephan Roll

Gamal Mubarak and the Discord in Egypt's Ruling Elite

in: Arab Reform Bulletin (Carnegie Endowment), September 1, 2010 (online)
Stephan Roll

'Finance Matters!'

in: Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2010, pp. 349-370

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

Stephan Roll

Egypt's 'anti-terror' campaign: Not all it seems

Sisi's administration is using the attacks on Coptic Christians as a pretext for furthering its own foreign and domestic ends, making Egypt an unsuitable partner for the fight against terrorism.

in: Qantara.de (online), 07 June 2017
Stephan Roll, Lars Brozus

The Regeni murder: Egypt′s repression of academics and journalists

The murder of an Italian academic one year ago was yet another tragic reminder that it is barely possible to conduct independent research in Egypt these days. But German and European policies on Egypt rely on scholarly analyses, say Stephan Roll and Lars Brozus.

Point of View, February 2017
Lars Brozus, Stephan Roll

Egypt: The EU Election Observation Mission was a Mistake

The assessment of the Egyptian presidential election by EU observers is highly problematic. Their preliminary report indicates that the EU has sided with the repressive regime. This could compromise its influence on the country’s development; argue Lars Brozus and Stephan Roll.

Point of View, June 2014
Max Gallien, Stephan Roll

Egypt: No Coup Without a Plan

The coup in Egypt is a consequence of the military’s direct interests.

In: Fair Observer, 16 July 2013 (online)
Stephan Roll

Egypt: The Failure of the Muslim Brotherhood

Mohammed Morsi's own failure is also a failure of the Muslim Brotherhood. They did not succeed in consolidating the power they obtained in 2011. Stephan Roll analyzes why.

Point of View, July 2013

SWP Comments

Tobias von Lossow
The River Congo – Africa’s Sleeping Giant

Regional Integration and Intersectoral Conflicts in the Congo Basin


Muriel Asseburg
The Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Agreement of October 2017

An Opportunity to End Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis and Permanently Overcome the Blockade


SWP Research Papers