Matthias Sailer, M.Sc.

Matthias Sailer, M.Sc.

Research Division: Middle East and Africa


phone:+49 30 88007-411

Since August 2014 Ph.D. Fellow in the Middle East and Africa Division

2011–2014 Correspondent in Cairo, since 2012 for Deutsche Welle

2008–2010 Modern Middle Eastern Studies and Middle East Politics at Oxford University and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London

2004–2007 Political Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin

1999–2003 Founder and Managing Director of a trading company in Germany and the United Arab Emirates

Areas of Expertise:

Egypt, Gulf states

Politische Transformation Ägyptens, Beziehungen zwischen Ägypten und den arabischen Golfstaaten

SWP Publications (selection):

Matthias Sailer

Changed Priorities in the Gulf

Saudi Arabia and the Emirates Rethink Their Relationship with Egypt

SWP Comments 2016/C 08, January 2016, 8 Pages

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

Matthias Sailer

Conditional support

Relations between the Gulf States and Egypt are undergoing readjustment. Saudi Arabia will continue to support Egypt, but the conditions for this support have changed.

in: Qantara, 18.03.2015, (online)

SWP Comments

Peter Lintl
The Dynamics of a Right-wing Coalition

How the Failure of the Peace Processes Encourages Domestic Populism in Israel

Lidia Averbukh
Non-Jewish Minorities and Their Access to Israeli Citizenship

Demographic Threat Perceptions and Ensuing State Strategies

SWP Research Papers

Mareike Transfeld, Isabelle Werenfels
#HashtagSolidarities: Twitter Debates and Networks in the MENA Region

Guido Steinberg, Annette Weber (eds.)
Jihadism in Africa

Local Causes, Regional Expansion, International Alliances