Sabine Fischer heads the Eastern Europe and Eurasia Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. She was a visiting researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center in 2015. Her research focuses on Russian foreign policy, regional relations and unresolved conflicts in the post-Soviet space, and EU policy toward Russia and the eastern neighborhood.
Prior to joining SWP, Fischer was a senior research fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris. At the EUISS she was in charge of research and policy advice on Russia and Eurasia for the EU institutions.
Fischer has previously worked at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. She holds a PhD from the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.