Tuesday, 14 September 2021

BICC has as new name \ Leading German peace and conflict research institute is now “Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies”

BICC, founded in 1994 as “Internationales Konversionszentrum Bonn – Bonn International Center for Conversion” will now be named the “Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies” as of 15 September 2021. With this step, the second-largest peace and conflict research institute in Germany is marking the advancement and broadening of its research and advisory activities. » more

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Event Peace Report 2021 \ Europe can do more—Also in conflicts in eastern Europe?

BICC invites you to discuss the conflict situation online with eastern Europe expert and BICC researcher Andreas Heinemann-Grüder on 22 September 2021. » more

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Event \ Afghanistan - How can peace be made?

20 years after the Petersberg Agreement, this online discussion on 21 September 2021 will take stock and look ahead. » more

BICC publication \ Making sense of Daesh in Afghanistan

BICC Working Paper 6\2017 “Making sense of Daesh in Afghanistan: A social movement perspective” builds on a ten-month fieldwork-based research project conducted in four regions—east, west, northeast and north Afghanistan—during 2016. The authors Katja Mielke and Nick Miszak analyze so-called Islamic State (IS or Daesh) in Afghanistan as a context-specific phenomenon. » more

New publication \ Global Militarisation Index: Presentation, Codebook and reflexion

Since 2003 and retrospectively up to 1990, BICC has been measuring militarisation worldwide with the Global Militarisation Index (GMI). In BICC Working Paper 3\2021 the authors Markus Bayer, Rolf Alberth, Stella Hauk and Max Mutschler present the Codebook which underpins the GMI. » more

BICC in the Media

"'Frauen werden zu Menschen zweiter Klasse' - NGOs zu Afghanistan", interview with Conrad Schetter, Deutschlandfunk, 15 September 2021 (in German)

"Bilanz am Abend vom 13.09.2021", audio contribution by Conrad Schetter, Saarländischer Rundfunk, 13 September 2021 (in German)

"Die Taliban als Hüter des Islam - wie Afghanistans Vergangenheit die Gegenwart bestimmt", Conrad Schetter, Neue Züricher Zeitung, 12 September 2021 (in German)

Taliban-Herrschaft in Afghanistan, interview with Conrad Schetter (from minute 4:50), Morgen-Podcast des STERN in Kooperation mit RTL/ntv, 6 September 2021 (in German)

"Friedensforscher: Der Westen hat Afghanistan nie verstanden", with quotes by Conrad Schetter, evangelisch.de, 3 September 2021 (in German)

"Afghanistan", interview with Conrad Schetter, Deutschlandfunk, 2 September 2021 (in German)

"Afghanistan und die 'Taliban 2.0'", interview with Conrad Schetter, WDR 5, 2 September 2021 (in German)

"Viele fürchten das Schlimmste: Die Taliban wollen in Afghanistan wieder ein 'islamisches System' einführen – und die Scharia. Aber was bedeutet das?", with quotes by Conrad Schetter, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 24 August 2021 (in German)

"Warum 'Nation Building' in Afghanistan gescheitert ist", interview with Conrad Schetter, mdr, 20 August 2021 (in German)

"Warum die Taliban auch Rückhalt in der Bevölkerung haben", interview with Conrad Schetter, Rhein-Nekar-Zeitung, 20 August 2021 (in German)

"Was die neuen Machthaber antreibt", comment by Conrad Schetter, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 19 August 2021 (in German)

"Deutsche Firmen in Afghanistan: Sorge um Mitarbeiter", with quotes by Conrad Schetter, ZEIT online, 19 August 2021 (in German)

"Taliban werben um Anerkennung: Die Scharia als Gretchen-Frage", interview with Conrad Schetter, SWR 2, 19 August 2021 (in German)

"Was die Taliban als Scharia ausrufen, wissen wir nicht" - Experte hat überraschende Prognose für Afghanistan, interview with Conrad Schetter, merkur, 19 August 2021 (in German)