Monday, 01 March 2021

Online-discussion \ The role of the United Nations at a time of geopolitical change

75 years after their inception, the United Nations (UN) have to stand the test in a world of challenges and great insecurities. Upon the invitation of BICC, DIE, SDSN and DGVN, Angela Kane, former UN Under-Secretary-General will speak about opportunities and limits of multilateral cooperation in the solution of global problems on 1 March 2021 (in German) » more

Friday, 05 February 2021

New publication \ In focus: Cooperating to enhance small arms control

To contribute to conflict prevention and peacebuilding, national governments and international organisations are working on improved SALW control around the world. This BICC photo publication gives the readers an insight into the work carried out by BICC and its partner organisations on the African continent in this field. » more

Friday, 29 January 2021

BICC listed again in the Global Think Tank Ranking \ International research community is looking for answers to the manifold consequences of the Covid-19 crisis

Around the globe, think tanks are analysing the profound disruptions of societies and economies as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. As a peace and conflict research institute, BICC is one of the think tanks that focus particularly on the conflict dynamics associated with this. In the 2020 Global Think Tank Ranking, BICC is again amongst the top 100 think tanks worldwide. » more

New publication \ More counselling work against right-wing extremist radicalisation

The Minister of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul, considers right-wing extremism “one of the greatest dangers to democracy today”. In the latest BICC Policy Brief, the authors investigate whether North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)’s resources and capacities for preventing right-wing extremist ideologies and movements are sufficient. They also give concrete policy recommendations on what an effective prevention landscape against right-wing extremism in NRW could look like. » more

Webinar \ After the storm of the Capitol: How endangered is democracy?

On 18 January 2021, Professor Thomas Mockaitis, DePaul University, Chicago, provided context and background on the insurrection attempt in a webinar organised by BICC. Now on YouTube! » more

BICC in the Media

"Militäreinsatz in Afghanistan. Verlängerung soll das Scheitern des Westens kaschieren", guest article by Conrad Schetter, Der Tagesspiegel, 23 February 2021 (in German)

"Das Naval’nyj-Paradoxon", interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Zeitschrift Osteuropa, 21 February 2021 (in German)

"Man hat in dieser Intervention eigentlich versagt", article about the NATO mission in Afghanistan, with quotes by Conrad Schetter, Deutschlandfunk, 21 February 2021 (in German)

"Europäer sollen vermitteln. Iran und die USA bleiben beim Nukleardeal fest auf ihren Positionen", with quotes by Jerry Sommer, Neues Deutschland, 5 February 2021 (in German)

"Diplomatisches Karussell. Iranische Regierung fordert 'inklusive' Regierung für Afghanistan", with quotes by Conrad Schetter, Neues Deutschland, 2 February 2021 (in German)