Thursday, 03 November 2016

Conference “Fleeing Conflict—Trajectories of Displaced Persons”

On 3 November, BICC will be hosting an International Academic Conference on “Fleeing Conflict—Trajectories of Displaced Persons” in Bonn. The conference will focus on the topics of "Causes and conditions of displacement", “(Interrupted) transit and forced immobility” and “Durable solutions for protracted displacement”. » more

Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Book presentation \ Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

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

Monday, 17 October 2016

New publication \ Back to turmoil: Refugee and IDP return to and within South Sudan

Based on field research in the autumn and winter of 2015, BICC researcher Heidrun Bohnet analysed the patterns of return and coping strategies of returnees, as well as assistance that aid agencies are able to provide. The results of this study are documented in BICC Working Paper 7\2016. » more

New publication \ After the First Annual Reports to the Arms Trade Treaty

The authors of BICC Policy Brief 4 \ 2016, Marius Bales and Max M. Mutschler, see as a central task to establish a reporting system that increases the transparency of the international arms trade and that provides the basis for the much-needed debate about the application of the (Arms Trade Treaty) ATT criteria to legitimate arms transfers. » more

Conference on South Sudan

From 13 to 14 September 2016, BICC together with the German Federal Foreign Office, organized a conference in Berlin on security sector reform (SSR) and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) in light of the changed reality in South Sudan. » more

New Publications

Bohnet, Heidrun (2016). Back to turmoil: Refugee and IDP return to and within South Sudan. Bonn: BICC, October.

Bales, Marius & Mutschler, Max (2016). After the First Annual Reports to the Arms Trade Treaty: How to Overcome Gaps and Reporting Deficits? Bonn: BICC

Breitung, Claudia, Paes, Wolf-Christian & van de Vondervoort, Luuk (2016). In Need of a Critical Re-think: Security Sector Reform in South Sudan. Bonn: BICC




BICC International Conference "Fleeing Conflict—Trajectories of Displaced Persons", 3 November 2016, Bonn.

Seminar series on Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development: "A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity" (Book presentation by Kristian Berg Harpviken), 2 November 2016, Bonn.

UN Day, 29 October 2016, Bonn.

Press Release

UN-Tag in Bonn \ 17 Ziele für die Welt der Zukunft (in German), 25 October 2016

BICC in the Media

"Ziemlich beste Freunde? Die deutsch-französische Rüstungszusammenarbeit" (in German, mp3), Deutschlandfunk, 19 October 2016

"Ist der Friedensnobelpreis gerechtfertigt?" (in German), WDR5, 7 October 2016

"Wenn Geflüchtete nicht heimkehren" (in German),, 23 September 2016

"Grenzgängerinnen - Frauen auf der Flucht" (in German),, 19 September 2016

"Friedensinitiative - Diplomatie bietet Chancen" (in German),, 16 September 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

"Interview zum Weltflüchtlingstag" with Conrad Schetter (in German), WDR 3 Resonanzen, 20 June 2016

"Sie haben ein eigenes Hollywood. Friedensforscher über Medienstrategien der Taliban". Interview with Prof. Conrad Schetter (in German),, 17 April 2016


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