Friday, 26 January 2018

Panel discussion \ Theory and Practice of the Digital Strategy of the German Armed Forces

On 26 January 2018, the journal Wissenschaft und Frieden (W&F) and BICC are organizing the panel discussion “Ambivalences between attack and defence in the era of ‘cyber wars’ – Theory and practice of the digital strategy of the German Armed Forces” (in German). » more

Thursday, 11 January 2018

JRF Event \ LebensWert Wasser

On 11 January 2018, the Johannes-Rau-Forschungs-gemeinschaft invited to the event “LebensWert Wasser – How does water connect NRW and the world?” (in German) in Düsseldorf. By showcasing current research results and concrete examples, the JRF-institutes BICC, DIE, FiW, ILS and IWW shed light on the topic of ‘water’ from different professional perspectives. » more

Monday, 18 December 2017

Arms Exports Report 2017 \ GKKE calls for a ban on exports to Saudi Arabia and enhanced export controls

On 18 December, the Joint Conference on Church and Development (GKKE) presented its Arms Exports Report 2017 in Berlin. It sharply criticized arms exports to the Gulf region. Against the backdrop of the aspired Europeanization of the arms industry, the GKKE also calls for a strengthening of arms exports controls on the level of the European Union. » more

Global Militarization Index 2017 \ Regional trends, militarization and corruption

The link between the drop in oil prices and the degree of militarization in 2017 is clearly visible in Central and South America in particular as well as in the Middle East. The Global Militarization Index (GMI) 2017 not only examines these and other regional trends but also compares its data for the first time with the Transparency International Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index. » more

Executive Level Course on Weapons and Ammunition Management

From 14 to 24 November, BICC conducted a training course „Executive Level Course on Weapons and Ammunition Management“ in Berlin und Geilenkirchen in close cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Ministry of Defence and the Bundeswehr Verification Center. » more

BICC in the Media

"Streitkräfte und Strategien" (in German). Radio feature by J. Sommer (min. 13:12), including an interview with Marius Bales about military expenditure in Greece, NDR Info, 13 January 2017

"Streitkräfte und Strategien" (in German). Radio feature by J. Sommer (min. 12:42), including an interview with Wolf-Christian Paes about the arms producer Heckler&Koch, NDR Info, 30 December 2017

"Ist die Welt näher am Krieg als am Frieden?" (in German). Radio interview with Wolf-Christian Paes, WDR2, 27 December 2017

"Rüstungsexportbericht 2017 der GKKE - komplette BPK vom 18. Dezember 2017" (in German). Jung & Naiv (YouTube), 21 December 2017

"Pressekonferenz zum Rüstungsexportbericht 2017" (in German). Phoenix (YouTube), 19 December 2017

"Kirchen: Deutsche Rüstungsexporte befeuern Jemen-Konflikt" (in German). Deutsche Welle, 18 December 2017

"Kirchen kritisieren deutsche Waffengeschäfte" (in German). Tagesspiegel.de, 18 December 2017

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