Friday, 21 January 2022

GMI 2021 \ Militarisation increases worldwide—Despite adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy

Even though the pandemic had a strong impact on the gross domestic product in some countries, militarisation increased in the majority of countries worldwide and across Europe compared to the previous year. This is the outcome of the Global Militarisation Index (GMI) 2021 issued by BICC (Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies), which annually depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one country in relation to its society as a whole. In its ‘anniversary... » more

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

New TRAFIG study \ Protracted displacement in Greece and Italy

Whereas attention to protracted displacement in developing countries has increased in international discourse, only few attempts have been made to link this debate to that on migrants’ marginalisation and exclusion in Europe. Based on research in Greece and in Italy TRAFIG working paper 9 shows that forced migrants experience conditions of protracted displacement in southern Europe that are shaped by migration, asylum and reception policies. » more

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

New publication \ “Prisons as spaces to prevent radicalisation?”

BICC Working Paper 5\2021 examines the challenges and needs associated with preventing radicalisation in prisons in North Rhine-Westphalia. The results are based on interviews conducted by the project team at BICC in 2021 with actors working in prevention in and outside of the justice system in North Rhine-Westphalia. » more

Peace- and Statebuilding in Afghanistan \ Partial Success or Predictable Failure?

On 19 October 2021, 18:00–19:30 hrs Käte-Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research and Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC), in cooperation Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), will jointly organize a Käte Hamburger Dialogue on Peace- and Statebuilding in Afghanistan (online). » more

Statement by the editors of the Peace Report / After the failure in Afghanistan: Lessons learned for the new German federal government

The leading German peace research institutes made a public statement addressed to the future German government and the Bundestag in which they summed up the twenty-year mission of the German armed forces, analysing the mistakes made and giving clear recommendations for action. » more

BICC in the Media

Baerbock lässt sich nicht vorführen - und behält weiter ein Faustpfand gegen Moskau.  Andreas Heinemann-Grüder in Focus, 19 January (in German)

Hilfe im Ukraine-Konflikt - Was sind "Defensivwaffen”? Interview with Max Mutschler, SWR Aktuell Radio, 19 January (in German)

Rüstungsexportgenehmigungen sind schwere Hypothek für neue Regierung. Interview with Markus Bayer, NDR, 17 January (in German)

Gazprom wird Big Player. Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Deutschlandfunk NOVA, 14 January (in German)

Söldner in Syrien - Krieg der Schattenarmeen. Interview with Prof. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, ZDF, 11 January (in German)

Prof. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder zum Ukraine-Konflikt. Interview with Prof. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Phoenix, 5 January (in German)