Friday, 27 January 2017

Panel discussion \ Peace negotiations with Jihadists?

The Journal Wissenschaft und Frieden (W&F) and BICC are pleased to invite you to the panel discussion “Peace negotiations—with so-called Islamic State and other Jihadists?” (in German language) on Friday, 27 January 2017. » more

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Crisis–Stabilization–Order: Courses of action for the Sahel

Forum International Order in cooperation with BICC on 12 January 2017 organized the public event "Crisis–Stabilization–Order: Courses of action for the Sahel" in Bonn. » more

Monday, 12 December 2016

Arms Exports Report 2016

On 12 December 2016, the Joint Conference Church and Development (GKKE) presented its Arms Exports Report 2016 in Berlin. » more

Global Militarization Index 2016 \ Trends in militarization in Europe

With Armenia, Russia, Cyprus, Greece and Azerbaijan, five European countries are amongst the top 10 worldwide of the BICC Global Militarization Index (GMI) 2016. After the Russian annexation of Crimea and following the continuing tense situation in eastern Ukraine, eastern European countries show an increased level of militarization. » more

Capacity-building seminar on weapons management \ Kaduna, Nigeria

In the framework of its advisory project ‘Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM), capacity development and technical advice in West Africa 2016-2017’ BICC is implementing capacity development activities in the area of PSSM for armed forces and security agencies in West Africa, in particular in Mali and Nigeria. » more

New Publications

Mutschler, Max M. (2016). Global Militarization Index 2016. Bonn: BICC, December.

Bohnet, Heidrun (2016). Back to turmoil: Refugee and IDP return to and within South Sudan. Bonn: BICC, October.




"Friedensverhandlungen – auch mit dem sogenannten IS und anderen Dschihadisten?" Panel discussion (in German) organised by W&F and BICC, 27 January 2017, Bonn

Conference: "Afghanistan/EU – Ethno-religious conflicts and asylum policy" (in English), University of Luxembourg, 31 January 2017, Luxembourg

BICC in the Media

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"Sahel trade routes: Arms, people and drugs" (in English),, 13 January 2017

"Power depends on economics and not on military forces" (in English),, 14 December 2016

"Osteuropa rüstet auf" (in German),, 1 December 2016

"Heckler & Koch promises to sell guns ethically" (in English), Deutsche Welle, 29 November 2016

"Heckler & Koch liefert nur noch in nicht korrupte Länder" (in German), spiegel online, 28 November 2016


"Ein niedriger Militarisierungsgrad bedeutet keineswegs eine friedliche Gesellschaft". Interview with Marius Bales (in German), Radio F.R.E.I., 20 Dece,ber 2016

"Das Problem Saudi-Arabien". Interview with Max M. Mutschler (in German), Deutschlandradio Kultur, 26 October 2016

"Der schwere Kampf gegen Fluchtursachen". Interview with Elke Grawert (in German), WDR5, 5 October 2016

"Neue Milliarden für ein Land in der Krise". Interview with Katja Mielke (in German),, 4 October 2016


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