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The Missing Peace

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The Paradox of Modern Warfare

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Our vision is a more peaceful world where the outbreak of violent conflict is prevented, allowing people to live safely, with dignity and in balance with their environment. 


Book chapter

Müller-Koné, M., & Kioko, E.

Frontier dynamics: Cross-cutting ties, conflict and contestation on agricultural and conservation hinterlands of Lake Naivasha

Brill , Leiden (2024)


Bayer, M.

Militarisierung, Militarismus und zivil-militärische Beziehungen

bpb , Bonn (2024)


Hartmann, C., & Weeger, M., & Lange, A., & Mielke, K.

Policy Brief: Learning from Germany's Civil Engagement in Afghanistan

Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval) , Bonn (2024)



Tuesday, 11th June, 2024

A World Without a Compass

Wednesday, 5th June, 2024

Brown Bag Lecture: Book Talk on Research Methods in Deportation: The Power-Knowledge Approach

Monday, 29th April, 2024

Unlocking Reintegration: Insights from Recent Research Across Stakeholder

Monday, 15th April, 2024

International Engagement in Highly Fragile and Violent Contexts: How can we learn better?

Tuesday, 30th April, 2024

Brown Bag Lecture \ Policies for the Reintegration of Returned Fighters—The Case of North Macedonia

Thursday, 23rd May, 2024

Local Roads, Global Belts

Monday, 27th May, 2024

Laying the Ground for Peace: A Holistic Approach to Community Violence Reduction

Monday, 16th September, 2024

5th Conference of the German Network for Forced Migration Studies

Thursday, 14th March, 2024

3. Roundtable Forced Migration Studies on "What moves Bonn? Exploring our City in the Context of (Forced) Migration”

Thursday, 7th March, 2024

Climate change as a driver of forced displacment

Thursday, 22nd February, 2024

German Return Policy and the German Deportation Regime

Monday, 5th February, 2024

Joint Webinar: Reconsidering EU's Partnership and Cooperation Models on Return and Readmission

Wednesday, 14th February, 2024

Superwahljahr 2024: Election Upset in Pakistan

Thursday, 25th January, 2024

REMIG Training \ Stress- and Trauma Sensitivity in Research

Monday, 18th December, 2023

Brown Bag Lecture: Conflict-induced Displacement and Translocal Coping Strategies Among Internally Displaced Persons in Urban Ethiopia

Thursday, 14th December, 2023

"Return and Belonging after Conflict-induced Displacement"

Tuesday, 12th December, 2023

Presentation of the Arms Export Report 2023 at Joint Conference Church and Development (GKKE)

Wednesday, 13th December, 2023

BICC Annual Conference 2023

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Dr Esther Meininghaus

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Marie Müller-Koné

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Dr Max Mutschler

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Dr Markus Bayer

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In the Media

„Das Wünschbare definieren“

Keynote with Introduction by Conrad Schetter,, 10 July 2024 (in German)

Gambia Upholds Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

Article with quotes by Conrad Schetter, Deutsche Welle, 15 July 2024

Afghanistan: Taliban 'Morality Police' Crack Down on Women

Article with quotes by Katja Mielke, Deutsche Welle, 10 July 2024 

Feminist Foreign Policy Does no Favours to the Women in Afghanistan

Interview with Conrad Schetter,, 8 July 2024 (in German)

It won't work without the Taliban

Radio interview with Conrad Schetter, SRF, 3 April 2024 (in German)

Peace Report 2024 | German Federal Press Conference | 10 June 2024

Presentation of the 2024 Peace Report at the German Federal Press Conference, Phoenix, 10 June 2024 (in German)

Peace Report: There Were More Violent Conflicts in 2023 Than Ever Before

Article on the launch of the 2024 Peace Report: A Rudderless World, tageschau, 10 June 2024 (in German)

Peace Report: Researchers: The World Is Without a Compass

Article on the launch of the 2024 Peace Report: A Rudderless World, zdf heute, 10 June 2024 (in German)

Peace Report 2024: Negative Record of Violent Conflicts

Article on the launch of the 2024 Peace Report: A Rudderless World, MIGAZIN, 10 June 2024 (in German)

Arms Trade: What the German Government can do Even Without an Arms Exports Control Act

Article by Markus Bayer, Max Mutschler and Paul Rohleder, Table, 3 June 2024 (in German)

Israel is Increasingly Becoming a Pariah State in the Region

Article with quotes by Osman Bahadir Dincer, Die Presse, 31 May 2024 (in German)

When Terrorists are Increasingly Seen as Heroes

Article with quotes by Osman Bahadir Dincer, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, 30 May 2024 (in German)

Experts: EU asylum reform jeopardises child welfare and human rights

Article on the presentation of the Report Globale Flucht 2024, BR 24, 27 May 2024 (in German)

The risks contained in the European asylum reform

Article with quotes by Benjamin Etzold, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 27 May 2024 (in German)

Floods in Afghanistan: Long-term aid urgently needed

Article with quotes by Katja Mielke, DW, 16 May 2024 (in German)

Russia and the NATO

Radio feature with quotes from Markus Bayer, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 09 May 2024 (in German)

One day of ceasefire in Gaza for each hostage

Article with quotes by Osman Bahadir Dincer, schwäbische, 30 April 2024 (in German)

What's behind Turkey and Iraq's 'Development Road' project?

Article with quotes by Osman Bahadir Dincer, The New Arab, 30 April 2024

Sipri Study: Germany is becoming Europe's Armaments Giant—and Dictatorships are Profiting from it

Article with quotes by Max Mutschler, Berliner Zeitung, 23 April 2024 (in German)

Rights Lawyers go to Court to Stop German Arms Deliveries to Israel

Article with quotes by Max Mutschler, Reuters, 5 April 2024 

How to fortify society: New armament

Radio Feature with quotes by Marc von Boemcken, SWR 2, 3 April 2024 (in German)