Thursday, 05 March 2015

Small arms control—A contribution to sustainable development?

A discussion between Max Mutschler (researcher at BICC) and Kora Gouré Bi (project leader, GIZ Côte d’Ivoire) will take place in the framework of the GIZ series “Research meets Practice: Sustainable development in international co-operation” on 24 March at the GIZ in Bonn (in German). » more

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. » 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

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

BICC in the Media

"Chinas gefährliches Spiel mit der Aufrüstung",, 4 March 2015 (in German)

"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)


"Resolute Schwäche" (Interview with Conrad Schetter, in German),, 4 March 2015

"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


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