Tuesday, 09 July 2019

New publication \ Continuation of political conflicts or a new beginning? Turkish refugees in North Rhine-Westphalia

As early as in the 1960s, communities of people with a Turkey-related migrant background moved to the large cities, particularly in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). In BICC Working Paper 6\2019, Tim Röing analyses, among other things, how people who have come from Turkey to NRW at different times and with different motives relate to each other and how the political developments in Turkey affect these relationships. » more

Thursday, 04 July 2019

Commentary \ Are the German government’s revised Political Principles on the Export of Military Weapons and other Military Equipment really more ‘restrictive’?

On 26 June 2019, the German cabinet updated the "Political Principles for the Export of War Weapons and Other Military Equipment". Max Mutschler (BICC) and Simone Wisotzki (HSFK) welcome “some minor progress in German arms exports policy”. At the same time, the authors fear in their Commentary that the passages on facilitating European arms cooperation will be used to circumvent German arms export controls by means of European arms cooperation. » more

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Kick-off ceremony \ Innovation Campus Bonn presented itself

Bonn is developing into an international centre for sustainability research—this was the stimulus given by the opening event of the Innovation Campus Bonn (ICB). The Campus is to give research on this forward-looking topic a concrete location in the federal city. The ICB is initiated by the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research, which brings together six universities and scientific institutions. » more

Peace Report 2019 \ The German Federal government must be more proactive in terms of peace policy—Against nuclear armament and military escalation

On 4 June, the leading German peace research institutes presented the Peace Report 2019 at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin. They call on the Federal Government to play a more active role in international security policy. » more

Policy Roundtable in Brussels \ What solutions for Protracted Displacement?

The policy roundtable “What solutions for Protracted Displacement?” was organised on 22 May 2019 in Brussels by the International Centre for Migration and Policy Development (ICMPD) and BICC. » more

BICC in the Media

"Streitkräfte und Strategien", Interview with Conrad Schetter (08:01min), NDR Info, 13 July 2019 (in German)

"Systemwechsel bei Rüstungsexporten notwendig?", Interview with Max Mutschler, WDR 5, 12 July 2019 (in German)

"Europäischer Türöffner: Die Neuauflage der Rüstungsexportrichtlinien", Telepolis, 11 July 2019 (in German)

"Forschung in der AKBP - Was Cybersicherheit mit Kultur zu tun hat. Mit Odila Triebel und Andreas Heinemann-Grüder", Die Kulturmittler - Der ifa-Podcast zu Außenkulturpolitik, 30 June 2019 (in German)

"Innovations-Campus Bonn stellt sich erstmals vor", General-Anzeiger, 26 June 2019 (in German)

"Andreas Heinemann-Grüder zum Treffen von Merkel und ihrem ukrainischen Amtskollegen am 18.06.19". Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Phoenix (YouTube), 18 June 2019 (in German)

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