Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik - German Institute for International and Security Affairs
The German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) is an independent scientific research centre that provides policy consulting services to the German Bundestag and the German Federal Government on all issues of foreign and security. The Institute is financed by federal funds supplemented by contributions of other research sponsors.
Primary objective of the Institute is to provide scientific expertise on current issues as well as long-term developments of foreign and security policy. Current SWP-Research Projects are usually conducted in cooperation with the scientific assistans of one of the following SWP-Research Divisions:
- EU External Relations
- EU Integration
- Global Issues
- International Security
- Middle East and Africa
- Russian Federation / CIS
- The Americas
Thus the scientific assistants of the Institute by means of their policy analysis studies as well as their active participation in the national and international dialogue of policy experts contribute to the formation of opinion in their particular field of policy research.