Wednesday, 12 August 2020

New publication \ Syrian war at the crossroads

The war in Syria, now in its tenth year, has resulted in more than 500,000 victims, 6.2 million internally displaced persons and 5.7 million refugees. 11.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. In BICC Policy Brief 4\2020, the authors Lena Schellhammer and Marius Bales recommend an arms embargo to secondary conflict parties to stop the arms flow from eastern European states, to establish no-fly zone and to extend humanitarian aid. » more

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

New publication \ Surviving Everyday Life - The Securityscapes of Threatened People in Kyrgyzstan

Who feels threatened because of their ethnic belonging, gender or sexual orientation in Kyrgyzstan? In their book, BICC researchers such as Marc von Boemcken and Conrad Schetter together with researchers from Central Asia examine everyday security in this country. » more

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Now on YouTube\ Webinar "Policing, Pandemic and the American Racial Divide”

After the death of George Floyd, thousands of people publically demonstrated against police violence under the slogan "Black lives matter". Professor Thomas Mockaitis, DePaul University, Chicago, in his virtual talk on 24 June 2020 discussed structural racism in the US and how the pandemic has exacerbated it. You will find the Zoom-event on BICC’s YouTube channel. » more

Peace Report 2020 \ In the shadow of the pandemic—Global solutions for a global crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is keeping the entire world on edge in 2020. Socio-economic upheavals, political unrest and societal divisions are looming, particularly in fragile regions of the world. The leading German peace research institutes warn of this in their Peace Report 2020, published on 16 June 2020 at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin. » more

BICC Commentary \ “The Libyan Civil War: Shining a Spotlight on a Problematic Arms Export Policy"

The German government always emphasises its "restrictive arms export policy". However, the states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) are among the biggest customers of German arms producers. In their comments, Max Mutschler (BICC) and Simone Wisotzki (HSFK) criticise in particular German arms exports to states which—as in the case of Libya—violate UN arms embargoes. » more

BICC in the Media

"Nach Srebrenica: Können Schutzzonen Leben retten?", co-authored by Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 13 July 2020 (in German)

"Prof. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder zum Gedenken an das Massaker von Srebrenica", Phoenix (YouTube), 10 July 2020 (in German)

"El poder del Ejército como agente económico lastra el crecimiento de uno de los motores de México", with quotes by Elke Grawert, El País, 5 July 2020 (in Spanish)


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