Tuesday, 23 May 2023

'Give Peace a Chance'—BICC-podcast goes live!

Armament and militarisation, forced displacement and migration, extremism and radicalisation—in the new BICC podcast, hosts Fiona Wilshusen and Marius Bales get to the bottom of complex issues in the fields of foreign and security policy and Peace and Conflict Studies. They seek exchange with experts from research, politics and practice outside the academic ivory tower. The first episode of 'Give Peace a Chance: Peace and Conflict Studies in brief', published today, focuses on the current... » more

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

New publication \ When the 'War Attitude' persists: How Pro-Government Militias affect Society in the Long Run

More than 20 years have passed since the end of the civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia, violent conflicts that once involved numerous pro- and anti-government militias. However, networks of former combatants still exist in both countries. This Paper examines the long-term political and social impact of pro-government militias (PGMs). » more

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Commentary \ Why is Turkey's Erdogan Rushing to Recalibrate with Syria Ahead of the Elections?

Efforts to recalibrate Turkey–Syria relations are back in the headlines, albeit overshadowed by the devastating earthquakes and the upcoming elections on Sunday 14 May in Turkey. » more

Launch of the 'Report Globale Flucht'

On 26 April 2023, the Report Globale Flucht (report on global forced displacement) will be published for the first time by S. Fischer Verlag. The publication series will now be published annually by the joint project 'Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT)'. The first issue focuses on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the forced displacement it triggered. » more

New Publication \ Preparation and Networks are Key for Returning Migrants: Findings based on Four Years of Research at BICC on Returnees' Reintegration Trajectories

Migrant receiving countries in Europe have set up assistance programmes to facilitate the return and reintegration of rejected asylum-seekers, migrants with no legal status or those wanting to return. The question is: Do assistance programmes actually do so, and how do reintegration trajectories take shape from the perspectives of the returnees themselves? These were key questions in the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)-funded research project... » more


Afghanistan im Griff der Taliban - Konsequenzen für die (deutsche und die multilaterale) Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Entwicklungspolitisches Fachgespräch Nr. 147, SID - Society for International Development, 16 May 2023, 17:30 – 19:00 hrs, Bonn (in German)

Training Course "Laying the ground for Peace: A Holistic Approach to Community Violence Reduction", 22-26 May 2023 in Stans, Switzerland

Precarity, Structures and Struggles: Lives Affected by Infrastructure Projects in Africa, ECAS Conference, Panel, 1 June 2023, Session 1: 9:00 - 10:45 hrs, Session 2: 15:00 - 16:45 hrs, University of Cologne, Hörsaalgebäude, HS E

Africa Under Construction: Critical Perspectives on Infrastructure and Labour, ECAS Conference, Panel, 2 June 2023, 17:15 - 19:00 hrs, University of Cologne, Neues Seminargebäude, R. 26

Land Conflicts in Africa, ECAS Conference, Panel, 3 June 2023, Session 1: 09:00 - 10:45 hrs, Session 2: 14:30 - 16:15 hrs, University of Cologne, Philosophikum, S58

BICC in the Media

Prof. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder (Universität Bonn) zur aktuellen Lage in der Ukraine am 26.05.23, Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, phoenix, 26 May 2023 (in German)

Auswege aus dem Krieg in Europa: Frieden, und was dann?, Discussion with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Rotary Club, 15 May 2023 (in German)

Experte zu Militärparade in Moskau: Russische Armee "ist in der Tat in einem desolaten Zustand", Article with quotes by Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, web.de, 15 May 2023 (in German)

Pressekonferenz Meloni und Selenskyj anlässlich des Italien-Besuchs des ukrainischen Präsidenten, Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder (from minute 30:11), phoenix, 13 May 2023 (in German)

"Der Kreml fürchtet, die Kontrolle über die Bilder zu verlieren", Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, ntv, 9 May 2023 (in German)

Moskau und die Regionen, Article by Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, dekoder specials, 28 April 2023 (in German)

Wagner-Söldner im Sudan? Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder (from minute 13:19), NDR Streitkräfte und Strategien, 28 April 2023 (in German)

Die Rolle der Söldnertruppe Wagner im Sudan, Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, ORF Ö1 Europa-Journal, 25 April 2023 (in German)

Prof. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder zu Sergej Lawrows Auftritt vor dem UN-Sicherheitsrat am 24.04.23
, Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, phoenix, 24 April 2023 (in German)