Friday, 10 March 2023

Commentary \ We need to Break with Gender Binarism and Cisnormativity: Towards an Inclusive Feminist Peace and Conflict Research!

For over a hundred years, the 8th of March marks the feminist day of struggle, nowadays still mainly celebrated as International Women’s Day. Although we have come far, the sole reference to ‘women’ is problematic since it reproduces a gender binary that excludes anyone that does not identify with the sex assigned to them at birth, i. e., transgender (in short: trans) and non-binary individuals. This tends to undermine and even deny the day’s aim to fight sexism and misogyny in all its forms. » more

Friday, 17 February 2023

JRF event \ 'Cohesion in Migration Societies'

On 28 March 2023, the Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft (JRF) will host the event 'Cohesion in Migration Societies' in Düsseldorf to discuss how social cohesion can succeed against the background of an increasing diversity in European migration societies. » more

Monday, 13 February 2023

Documentation of BICC Conference 2022 \ Infrastructural power at global frontiers

On 29 November 2022, BICC held its Annual Conference entitled “Infrastructural power at global frontiers: prospects for conflict and peace”. » more

Global Militarisation Index 2022 \ Two Scenarios for the €100 billion Special Fund and a Juxtaposition of Russia and NATO

Every year, the Global Militarisation Index (GMI) of BICC (Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies) reflects militarisation and demilitarisation trends on the basis of the latest available figures. » more

New publication \ Third Report on the State of Extremism Research in North Rhine-Westphalia

The third Annual Research Report of the CoRE-NRW network gives a comprehensive overview of this research landscape in North Rhine-Westphalia and current projects on Islamism, right-wing extremism and cross-cutting aspects, such as anti-Semitism, racism and conspiracy narratives. » more

BICC in the Media

Rüstungsindustrie: Die Furcht vorm neuen Durst nach Waffen, Article with quotes by Max Mutschler, Berliner Morgenpost, 23 March 2023 (in German)

Rüstungsindustrie erhöht Produktion, Interview with Max Mutschler (from minute 02:18), ZDF moma, 23 March 2023 (in German)

Aufregung um polnischen Botschafter. Kriegseintritt oder nur Sturm im Wasserglas?, Article with quotes by Andreas Heinemann-Grüder,, 21 March 2023 (in German)

Rheinmetall, KMW & Co.: Rüstungskonzerne – die großen Kriegsgewinnler?, Interview with Max Mutschler (from minute 05:08, 07:00, 11:57 and 15:06), BR24, 9 March 2023 (in German)

Europajournal: Die Folgen des russischen Angriffs auf die Ukraine, Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder (from minute 6:08) on the discussion about the war in Europe, ORF Sound, 24 February 2023 (in German)

Ukraine-Krieg: Drei Experten ziehen nach einem Jahr Bilanz, Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder,, 24 February 2023 (in German)

What the hell is Russia's Wagner Group?, Andreas Heinemann-Grüder talks about Wagner's practice of  "exterminatory warfare"(from minute 5:50), meduza Podcast, 23 February 2023