Thursday, 26 March 2015

New publication: “Transparent Reporting for a Successful Arms Trade Treaty”

The first Conference of States Parties to the International Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will take place in Mexico City from 24 to 27 August 2015. Of central importance for the successful implementation of the ATT is the issue of reporting, which is closely related to the issue of transparency. In BICC’s Policy Brief 1/2015 Max Mutschler and Jan Grebe give policy recommendations to enhance this process. » more

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier at German peace research colloquium

On 19 March 2015, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier will open the colloquium “Imagine it is war… On the scientific approach to conflict-related violence” organised by the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK) in co-operation with the Evangelische Akademie Villigst. The colloquium takes place from 19 to 21 March at the Evangelischer Johannesstift in Berlin Spandau. » more

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Small arms control—A contribution to sustainable development?

A discussion between Max Mutschler (researcher at BICC) and Kora Gouré Bi (project leader, GIZ Côte d’Ivoire) will take place in the framework of the GIZ series “Research meets Practice: Sustainable development in international co-operation” on 24 March at the GIZ in Bonn (in German). » more

Expert workshop on SALW Guide

On 4 February 2015 BICC invited experts and partners to discuss the update of the online Small Arms and Light Weapons Guide ( as well as future opportunities for collaboration in SALW data collection and information-sharing. » more

Expert workshop on DDR/SSR in South Sudan

In collaboration with the Federal Foreign Office, BICC met with experts and partners on 30 January to discuss Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration (DDR) as well as Security Sector Reform (SSR) efforts in South Sudan. » more

BICC in the Media

"The garden and the snake: The development of 3D printing", Tea after Twelve, 17 March 2015 (in English)

"Waffenexport boomt weltweit", DW, 16 March 2015 (in German)

„Staatszerfall als Folge der Militärintervention? Libyen vier Jahre nach den NATO-Luftschlägen“, NDR-Info, 7 March 2015 (in German; pdf in German)

"Chinas gefährliches Spiel mit der Aufrüstung",, 4 March 2015 (in German)

"Death on the southern border", Development and Cooperation, 27 February 2015 (in English)

"The U.N. Wants to Regulate the Arms Trade - Here's Why It Won't Work",, 23 February 2015 (in English)


"Kulturgüterzerstörung als Kriegsmittel" (Interview with Conrad Schetter, in German), Deutschlandradio Kultur, 6 March 2015

"Resolute Schwäche" (Interview with Conrad Schetter, in German),, 4 March 2015

"Übergeordnetes Interesse: Konfliktvermeidung mit Russland" (Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, in German), Radio SRF 4 Rendez-vous, 9 February 2015

"Soll der Westen die Ukraine mit Waffen unterstützen, um Frieden zu erreichen?" (Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, in German), Radio SRF 4 Info3, 9 February 2015


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