Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Event \ Afghanistan - How can peace be made?

20 years after the Petersberg Agreement, this panel discussion in Bonn's Old Town Hall on 21 September 2021 will take stock and look ahead. » more

Friday, 16 July 2021

New TRAFIG publication \ Starting up and starting over: Refugee entrepreneurs in East Africa

Entrepreneurship can be an important avenue for refugees to support themselves financially, and it can also boost their social and economic inclusion. A new policy brief, based on studies conducted by the EU Horizon 2020 research project TRAFIG in two refugee-hosting countries in Africa, Ethiopia and Tanzania, highlights the critical role that networks play in getting refugee businesses up and running. » more

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

New publication \ Global Militarisation Index: Presentation, Codebook and reflexion

Since 2003 and retrospectively up to 1990, BICC has been measuring militarisation worldwide with the Global Militarisation Index (GMI). In BICC Working Paper 3\2021 the authors Markus Bayer, Rolf Alberth, Stella Hauk and Max Mutschler present the Codebook which underpins the GMI. » more

New publication \ Lessons learnt from UN mediation in Afghanistan and Syria

Neither the UN-convened peace processes for Afghanistan between 1980 and 2004 nor for Syria since 2012 were able to achieve conflict transformation towards peace over the last forty respectively ten years. In this BICC Policy Brief, the authors make an in-depth analysis of these UN peace processes, present lessons learnt and name subsequent policy implications. » more

New publication \ Engaging refugees and migrants from Afghanistan and Syria as peace advocates

Today, Afghans and Syrians constitute the highest numbers of immigrants in Germany and Europe. In this Policy Brief, the authors argue that policy must recognise the significant potential of Afghan and Syrian refugees and migrants in Germany and beyond as peace advocates and change agents in contributing to peace processes in Afghanistan and Syria. » more

BICC in the Media

"Afghanistan mission: What has been accomplished?", with quotes by Conrad Schetter, Deutsche Welle, 30 June 2021

"Schaltgespräch mit Prof. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder (Politikwissenschaftler) am 12.07.21", interwith with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder on the visit of Wolodymyr Selenskyj, phoenix (YouTube), 13 July 2021 (in German)

"German Bundeswehr sets up space command center" / "Bundeswehr startet Weltraumkommando", with quotes by Max Mutschler, Deutsche Welle, 13 July 2021

"Interventionen: Das Scheitern des Westens", with quotes by Conrad Schetter, Deutsche Welle, 4 July 2021 (in German)

"Phoenix der Tag, Studiogespräch zum Abzug der Bundeswehr aus Afghanistan", interview with Conrad Schetter, phoenix, 1 July 2021 (in German)