Thursday, 19 February 2015

Update of SALW Guide

Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and working in close co-operation with the Verification Center of the Bundeswehr, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) has been developing the interactive information portal SALW Guide ( since 2012. With this update, all collected information on small arms and light weapons (SALW) will become even more readily accessible. » more

Thursday, 05 February 2015

Expert workshop on SALW Guide

On 4 February 2015 BICC invited experts and partners to discuss the update of the online Small Arms and Light Weapons Guide ( as well as future opportunities for collaboration in SALW data collection and information-sharing. » more

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Expert workshop on DDR/SSR in South Sudan

In collaboration with the Federal Foreign Office, BICC met with experts and partners on 30 January to discuss Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration (DDR) as well as Security Sector Reform (SSR) efforts in South Sudan. » more

Global Think Tank Ranking 2014 \ BICC amongst leading think tanks worldwide in two categories

In 2014, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is again ranked amongst the leading think tanks worldwide. On 22 January 2015 the Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) of the University of Pennsylvania listed the peace and conflict research institute in Bonn again amongst the Top 150 (US and non-US) and Top 100 (non-US) think tanks. » more

Pilot reintegration project in South Sudan: Workshop in Juba on Lessons Learned

On 24 and 25 November 2014 BICC in co-operation with the Transitional DDR Program (TDRP) of the World Bank organised a two-day workshop in the South Sudanese capital of Juba to discuss lessons-learned from the last phase of DDR in the country. » more

BICC in the Media

"Death on the southern border", Development and Cooperation, 27 February 2015 (in English)

"The U.N. Wants to Regulate the Arms Trade - Here's Why It Won't Work",, 23 February 2015 (in English)

"Woran die Kontrolle verkaufter Waffen scheitert", Deutschlandfunk, 14 February 2015 (in German)

"Osteuropa-Experte: Poroschenko kompromissbereit bei Verhandlungen zur Ukraine-Krise", Radio Sputnik, 10 February 2015 (in German)

"Saudi-Arabien nach dem Regierungswechsel: Die entscheidende Zeitenwende beginnt", Deutschlandfunk, 5 February 2015 (in German)


"Übergeordnetes Interesse: Konfliktvermeidung mit Russland" (Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, in German), Radio SRF 4 Rendez-vous, 9 February 2015

"Soll der Westen die Ukraine mit Waffen unterstützen, um Frieden zu erreichen?" (Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, in German), Radio SRF 4 Info3, 9 February 2015

"Woher kamen die Waffen der Attentäter von Paris?" (Interview with Michael Ashkenazi, in German), ZDF auslandsjournal, 14 January 2015

Radio Feature

"Gute Waffen, böse Waffen? Was Krisen gebieten". Feature with Marc von Boemcken, HR2 Kultur (in German), 5 February 2015


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