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German Institute for International and Security Affairs 2005f
Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4 Berlin 10719, Germany
tel:49-30 880070 fax:49-30 88007100
e-mail:swp@swp-berlin.org
URL:http://swp-berlin.org


Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1962.

General Description: SWP is a scientific establishment that conducts practically oriented research, which forms the basis for its advice to the Bundestag (the German parliament) and the federal government on foreign and security policy issues. SWP has eight research units that cover EU integration, EU external relations, European and Atlantic security, the Americas, the Russian Federation/CIS, the Middle East and Africa, Asia, and global issues and eight information research units that cover international politics/global issues, international security, international economics, European affairs, Russia and the CIS, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, North America, and a treaty and name database. SWP is governed by a council consisting of a president, three deputy presidents, 18 members, and a three-member board. CONVEU-30, Intact Climate, States at Risk, Transatlantic Foreign Policy Discourse (TFPD), and Walbr- are current SWP projects. Analyses and publications by SWP researchers and their participation in national and international debates on key issues help to shape opinion in their respective domains.

Annual Budget: EUR 9.58 million (2005)

Staff: 146 (54 research administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Dr. PERTHES, Volker (Director)
Dr. MAIHOLD, Gunther (Deputy Director)
Dr. MAIR, Stefan (Deputy Director)

Public Relations:
Dr. PAUL, Michael (Head, Research & PR Secretariat)

(As of January, 2006)

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