• Oliver Geden, Stefan Schäfer

    “Negative Emissions”: A Challenge for Climate Policy

    The objective of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) believes that these targets cannot... more
  • Syria’s Uneasy Bedfellows

    Perpetuation of Conflict Serves Radicals, Prospect for Compromise Increases Moderation

    The siege of Aleppo and the mounting losses of opposition districts throws a central dilemma for the Syrian rebels into sharp relief: if they hope to hold out against the Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian backers, they cannot forego the support... more
  • Turkey’s Role in the Western Balkans

    Since the early 1990s, Turkey has come a long way in reasserting itself in the Balkans. The end of the Cold War transformed Turkish foreign policy strategies, which were aimed at securing greater political influence in the Balkans. A lack of coherent... more
  • “Deoligarchisation” in Ukraine

    Promising Visions, Murky Realities

    In 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a process of “deoligarchisation”. Not much has happened so far. Some of the oligarchs’ profit sources have run dry in the field of public procurement. Certain efforts have been made to... more
  • International Climate Diplomacy after the Trump Election Victory

    Germany and the EU Should Intensify Their Outreach to Climate Allies

    The election of Donald Trump as the new US president heralds difficult times for international climate policy. The US together with the EU was the key driver of the Paris Agreement in 2015. The new president will end climate policy cooperation with China,... more

Analytical and academic papers

Oliver Geden, Stefan Schäfer

“Negative Emissions”: A Challenge for Climate Policy

SWP Comments 2016/C 53, December 2016, 4 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Heiko Wimmen

Syria’s Uneasy Bedfellows

SWP Comments 2016/C 52, December 2016, 8 Pages
Steffen Halling, Susan Stewart

“Deoligarchisation” in Ukraine

SWP Comments 2016/C 51, December 2016, 8 Pages
Alida Vračić

Turkey’s Role in the Western Balkans

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 11, December 2016, 34 Pages
Sabine Fischer, Margarete Klein (eds.)

Russia’s Foreign Policy: Conceivable Surprises

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

"Point of View"

Volker Perthes

President Trump and International Relations

America’s new president has the potential to thoroughly shake up international relations. Volker Perthes lays out five theses that researchers and policymakers will need to address. more


Ukrainian soldier at a checkpoint near Debaltseve, Donetsk region, Ukraine, 19.02.2015; Source: dpa-picturealliance

Crisis in and around Ukraine

Internal and external developments in Ukraine and Russia; repercussions of crisis in the region and for European and international security.
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Sustainability, Climate and Energy

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