Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Peace- and Statebuilding in Afghanistan \ Partial Success or Predictable Failure?

On 19 October 2021, 18:00–19:30 hrs Käte-Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research and Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC), in cooperation Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), will jointly organize a Käte Hamburger Dialogue on Peace- and Statebuilding in Afghanistan (online). » more

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Statement by the editors of the Peace Report / After the failure in Afghanistan: Lessons learned for the new German federal government

The leading German peace research institutes made a public statement addressed to the future German government and the Bundestag in which they summed up the twenty-year mission of the German armed forces, analysing the mistakes made and giving clear recommendations for action. » more

Thursday, 23 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

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

Globally, the conflict situation remains at a high level, and Europe is no exception. Nagorno-Karabakh and Donbas represent de facto regimes where violence has recently escalated or is always threatening to escalate. How can negotiation processes be strengthened? How can the German government and the European Union improve their early warning systems to better assess the potential for escalation? » 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 Publications

(2021). CoRE-NRW Forschungsbericht 2021 Bonn: BICC.

(2021). Antisemitismus: Perspektiven für die Radikalisierungsforschung Bonn: BICC.

Meininghaus, E., & Schlüsing, C. (2021). Translocality in War: Why Does it Matter? London: London School of Economics Middle East Blog.

Dincer, O., Özgüler-Aktel, B., & Hecan, M. (2021). Is Re-Calibration Feasible in Turkey-Egypt Relations? Limits and Possibilities. Turkish Policy Quarterly, 20(2), pp. 107-115.


Katsiaficas, C., Wagner, M., Mielke, K., Tobin, S. A., Momani, F. A., Al Yakoub, T., & Javed, M. M. (2021). Outward and upward mobility. How Afghan and Syrian refugees can use mobility to improve their prospects (TRAFIG Policy Brief No. 5) Bonn: BICC.

Schetter, C., & Trautner, B. (2021). Commentary \ Cooperation with the Taliban? Promoting civil society engagement in Afghanistan Bonn: BICC.

Isikozlu, E., Mielke, K., & Javed, M. M. (2021). Now more than ever: Afghans in Pakistan need more mobility and durable solutions to stay (TRAFIG Practice Note No. 7) Bonn: BICC.

Mielke, K., Shahid, N., Khatana, A. R., Ahmad, Z., Irshad, A., Kiran, S., Etzold, B., Asghari, S., & Javed, M. M. (2021). Figurations of Displacement in and beyond Pakistan. Empirical findings and reflections on protracted displacement and translocal connections of Afghans (TRAFIG Working Paper No. 7) Bonn: BICC.

BICC in the Media

"Sternstunde Philosophie: Die Welt retten, aber wie?", Conrad Schetter in SRF Kultur, 3 October 2021 (in German)

"Afghanistan: Dauerhafter Krisenherd am Hindukusch", Conrad Schetter in Deutschlandfunk Nova, 1 October 2021 (in German)

"Lehren aus Afghanistan", Conrad Schetter in Frankfurter Rundschau, 30 September 2021 (in German)

"Großer Zapfenstreich zu Afghanistan-Einsatz geplant", Conrad Schetter in "Migazin", 28 September 2021 (in German)

„Vor 25 Jahren: Taliban erobern Kabul“, interview with Katja Mielke in bpb Hintergrund, 28 September 2021 (in German)

"Die Taliban waren nie ganz weg", Conrad Schetter im Deutschlandfunk, 25 September 2021 (in German)

"Keine neue Flüchtlingswelle zu erwarten", Conrad Schetter in "Behördenspiegel", 22 September 2021 (in German)

"'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)