Thursday, 01 December 2016

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

Thursday, 01 December 2016

Multinational executive-level seminar on PSSM

From 9 to 18 November 2016, a multinational executive management seminar for the physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) of small arms and light weapons (SALW) was conducted in Berlin and Geilenkirchen, Germany. Targeting senior government representatives from the Sahel region, the course was organized by BICC in co-operation with the Verification Center of the German Armed Forces (ZVBw). » more

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Weapons and Ammunition Management Assessment Workshop \ Abuja, Nigeria

From 14 to 16 November 2016, a series of consultative meetings were held in Abuja in the framework of Nigeria’s National Baseline Assessment on Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM). The events were hosted by the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) and organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and BICC. » more

Conrad Schetter elected as member of the Supervisory Board of the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe

The General Assembly of the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe met in Berlin on 24 November and elected a new voluntary acting Supervisory Board. Professor Dr Conrad Schetter, Director for Research at BICC, will be the first member to represent peace and conflict research in the Board. » more

Book presentation \ Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

On 2 November 2016, Dr. Kristian Berg Harpviken, Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), presented his recently published book "A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity" at ZEF (Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung), Bonn. » 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.




Brown Bag Lecture and discussion "Conflict and Crisis in Syria—Refugees, Camps and Security in Turkey", 13 December 2016, Bonn.

BICC in the Media

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

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

"Gun giant Heckler & Koch will not sell weapons to 'corrupt, undemocratic' nations" (in English),
International Business Times, 28 November 2016

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

"Heckler & Koch streicht Länder von der Lieferliste" (in German), Stuttgarter Nachrichten, 28 November 2016

"Ignored people" (in English), D+C, 15 November 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

"Was ist gut in Afghanistan?". Interview with Conrad Schetter (in German), Deutschlandradio Kultur, 4 October 2016

"Vertrauen fehlt mehr als Geld". Interview with Conrad Schetter (in German), SWR2, 4 October 2016

"Es gibt Falken in beiden Lagern". Interview with Wolf-Christian Paes (in German),, 22 July 2016


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