Wednesday, 29 June 2022

TRAFIG Synthesis Report \ Understand the needs of displaced people and identify solutions that last

Across the world, 16 million refugees and an unknown number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) experience long-lasting conditions of economic precarity, marginalization, rightlessness and future uncertainty. Their needs and preferences are widely ignored. The EU-funded project TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement) investigated such protracted displacement situations and developed alternative solutions that are tailored to the capacities of displaced persons. In a “Synthesis... » more

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Peace Report 2022 presented in Berlin

The war in Ukraine is the main topic of this year's Peace Report. The joint report of the leading German peace research institutes analyses why it was possible for a hot war to break out again in the middle of Europe and asks about its global consequences. » more

Friday, 17 June 2022

Ukraine–Russia War \ Views from the US and Germany

On 1 June 2022, BICC organised a transatlantic online discussion with Professor Thomas R. Mockaitis, DePaul University, Chicago, and Professor Andreas Heinemann-Grüder about the war in Ukraine. The event can now be found on BICC’s YouTube channel. » more

Dossier \ War in Ukraine

In the following dossier, you will find analyses and opinions by BICC researchers and associates. BICC deals with global issues of peace and conflict research such as the mobilisation or demobilisation of violent actors, arms exports and forced displacement. » more

New publication \ Pro-government armed militias in the Sahel: ”Conflict solvers” or “spoilers of peace”?

International military interventions in the Sahel have so far failed to help improve the conflict situation in the region. At the same time, militias supported by the regional governments are actively involved in the fight against Islamist movements. The Paper "Today’s solution, tomorrow’s problem? An analysis of West African practices in the use of pro-government militias" examines how the operation of these groups affects violence against civilians. This is the first of a row of SAD-Nexus... » more

BICC in the Media

Friedensforschung: Von der trügerischen Zeitenwende zu fragwürdigen Rückschlüssen. Telepolis, 23 June 2022 (in German)

Bundeswehreinsatz in Afghanistan: Lektionen in Demut. Interview with Conrad Schetter, Tagesschau, 23 June 2022 (in German)

Putin-Handstreich zu Russlands Schulden. Frankfurter Rundschau, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Krieg in der Ukraine: Wie der Weg zum Frieden aussehen könnte. Vorwärts, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Friedensforscher fordern im Ukraine-Krieg: Druck für Verhandlungen erhöhen, globale Auswirkungen abfedern. Informationsdienst Wissenschaft, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Appell an die Nato - Friedensgutachten 2022: Maßnahmen für Deeskalation und nukleare Abrüstung gefordert. nd - Journalismus von links, 21 June 2022 (in German)

German conflict researchers release "peace report". Deutsche Welle, 21 June 2022 (in English

Gutachten Nato soll Verzicht auf atomaren Ersteinsatz erklären. Evangelisch.de, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Friedensgutachten: Konfliktforschungsinstitute zum Krieg. Deutschlandfunk, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Friedensforscher warnen vor Atomkrieg. Mdr, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Friedensforscher begrüßen Waffenlieferungen an Ukraine. BR24, 21 June 2022 (in German)

NANO vom 21. Juni 2022: Braucht Europa eigene Atomwaffen? 3sat, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Friedensforscher warnen: Forscher warnen im Ukraine-Krieg vor Atom-Eskalation. Frankfurter Rundschau, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Forschungsinstitute warnen vor neuen Krisen infolge des Ukraine-Kriegs. ntv, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Die Suwalki-Lücke (Tag 118). Podcast Streitkräfte und Strategien (NDR Info), 21 June 2022 (in German)

Schröder: Verhandlungen müssen erkämpft werden. NDR Info, 21 June (2022) (in German)

Forscher: Regeln für Rücknahme von Sanktionen kommunizieren. Süddeutsche Zeitung, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Friedensgutachten: Forscher warnen vor nuklearer Eskalation. Zdf, 21 June 2022 (in German)

Bundespressekonferenz - Zur Vorstellung des Friedensgutachten 2022. Phoenix, 21 June 2022 (in German)