Monday, 11 May 2020

New publication \ Immobilisation, restricted spatial mobility and displacement in violent conflict

Putting the humanitarian–development nexus into practice, aid organisations and donors pay most attention to camp populations in protracted refugee situations (PRS). In BICC Working Paper 1\2020 the author Markus Rudolf argues that synergies arise when development aid redefines and expands the area of humanitarian needs regarding developmental objectives and instruments rather than bolstering the mainstream activities of humanitarian actors. » more

Monday, 27 April 2020

New publication \ "Leaving them behind"—Global trends in forced migration

In 2030, the envisaged year of the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), millions and millions of displaced people will still be living under precarious conditions. The recent BICC Policy Brief identifies global trends of forced migration that will challenge the international community in the coming decade. » more

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Commentary \ Exhausts to respirators? Experiences in the conversion of production sites help to avoid misleading simplifications

In the coronavirus crisis, bottlenecks in urgently needed protective equipment are leading to the perception that the conversion of production sites is a “quick and pragmatic” solution. In his commentary, Professor Herbert Wulf, founding director of the peace and conflict research institute BICC (1994 to 2001) warns against such simplifications. » more

New publication \ Subversion in cyberspace

In the ifa-publication” Subversion in cypberspace- Security, freedom and resilience against attacks on the net” (in German), the authors Andreas Heinemann-Grüder and Johannes Wiggen investigate current security threats in cyberspace, security discourses in an international comparison and show avenues of how resilience of open societies can be strengthened against subversion from cyberspace. » more

New publication \ Country report Niger

The current “Country Report Niger” by the Peace and Conflict Research institute BICC gives an overview over basic data on the military sector and investigates the position of the country in relation to criteria of the EU Common Position on arms exports. » more