Tuesday, 23 May 2017

New publication \ Conflicts in refugee shelters in NRW

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) hosts the highest number of refugees who have entered Germany thus far. Using a qualitative approach, this study on conflicts in refugee shelters in NRW is based on visits to 33 shelters and interviews with more than 200 participants within NRW. The authors conclude that conflicts do not represent a mere accumulation of individual incidents, but rather stem from a closely interrelated set of root causes. » more

Tuesday, 09 May 2017

New Publication \ Refugees and internal displacement in Asia

BICC Working Paper “Flucht und Binnenvertreibung in Asien: Ansatzpunkte für und Grenzen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit” (in German) discusses the limits and opportunities of development cooperation in tackling the causes of displacement in Asia. » more

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Roundtable meeting \ Issues of civilian disarmament and DDR in Nigeria

On 5-6 April 2017 the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons of Nigeria (PRESCOM) hosted a roundtable meeting focusing on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in Nigeria. » more

New publication \ “Wanted: Good Governance—Protection of minorities and human rights in northern Iraq”

Dealing with the aftermath of the current situation in northern Iraq requires a mid-and a long-term strategy. The author of BICC Policy Brief 2 \ 2017, Markus Rudolf, stresses that both have to recognize limitations that are due to the cyclical re-occurence of conflict and that mirror specific historical and socio-political circumstances. » more

Parliamentary Evening \ Exchange of experiences on protracted global refugee movements

Protracted refugee situations as a consequence of violent conflict, misled refugee aid and a change in the political interaction with refugees were topics dealt with at the Parliamentary Evening on 22 March 2017 in Berlin. » more

New Publications

Christ, S., Meininghaus, E., & Röing, T. (2017, May). „All Day Waiting“ – Konflikte in Unterkünften für Geflüchtete in NRW (BICC Working Paper No. 3). Bonn.

Mutschler, M. M. (2017). Auf dem Weg zur flüchtigen Kriegführung? Flüchtige Moderne und Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert. In H.-G. Ehrhart (Ed.), Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert. Konzepte, Akteure, Herausforderungen (pp. 56-70). Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Müller-Koné, M., Schmitz-Pranghe, C., & Schetter, C. (2017, May). Flucht und Binnenvertreibung in Asien: Ansatzpunkte für und Grenzen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (BICC Working Paper No. 2). Bonn.

BICC in the Media

"Darum gibt es Streit und Gewalt in Flüchtlingsheimen" (in German), Welt.de, 24 May 2017

"Militärisches Kräfteverhältnis in Ostasien" (in German), Deutsche Welle, 9 May 2017

"Mehr Geld für Rüstung weltweit" (in German), Deutsche Welle, 24 April 2017

"West Africa: PRESCOM - Nigeria Lags Behind Ecowas Countries in Arms Marking" (in English), allAfrica.com, 18 April 2017

"In diesen Ländern drohen Millionen Menschen zu verhungern" (in German), Tagesspiegel, 15 April 2017

"Nordkorea: So mächtig ist die Armee von Kim Jong Un" (in German), Web.de, 11 April 2017

"Menschengemachte Hungersnot" (in German), Deutschlandfunk, 7 April 2017

"Humanitäre Hilfe als Instrument der "Fluchtursachenbekämpfung"?" (in German), MSF Frühjahrskonferenz, 23 March 2017

Interview

"Abschiebung zurück nach Afghanistan. Aber ist es da überhaupt irgendwo sicher?". Interview with Elke Grawert (in German), ZDF heuteplus, 21 February 2017

„Negativliste für Staaten einführen“. Interview with Max M. Mutschler (in German), Domradio.de, 21 February 2017

"Wissenschaftler fordern eine Stärkung der Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung". Interview with Benjamin Etzold (in German), Radio LORA München, 19 January 2017

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