Friday, 18 October 2019

Anniversary \ 25 years of BICC

On 6 November 2019, BICC will mark its 25th anniversary with a special celebration. The main speaker will be Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia. » more

Tuesday, 01 October 2019

New publication \ Organised crime as a cause of forced displacement—Lessons learned from Latin America

In Colombia, the peace agreement of 2016 ended the armed fighting between the largest Colombian guerilla groups. Nevertheless, some regions experienced an increase in organised crime and associated violent displacement after the agreement was signed. BICC Policy Brief 7 \ 2019 recommends acknowledging organised crime as a cause of displacement and taking preventive action. » more

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

New publication \ Pastoralists, politics and development projects

In BICC Working Paper 7\ 2019 the author Kennedy Mkutu, United States International University, Nairobi, in the framework of the research project “Future Rural Africa” explores the complexity of existing conflict in Isiolo and the emerging effects of new plans and land claims. » more

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

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

BICC in the Media

"phoenix der Tag, u.a. Reaktionen zur türkischen Militäroffensive in Nordsyrien", Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, phoenix, 15 October 2019 (in German)

"Alman uzman Mutschler: AB’nin kararı önemli siyasi mesaj", Interview with Max Mutschler, Deutsche Welle TÜRKİYE, 14 October 2019 (in Turkish)

 "Weiterhin deutsche Rüstungsexporte an Erdogan", with a quote by Max Mutschler, ARD Monitor, 14 October 2019 (in German)

"Welche Wirkung hat der Friedensnobelpreis?", Andreas Heinemann-Grüder in WDR 5 Tagesgespräch (07:49min), 11 October 2019 (in German)

"Prof. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder zur Verleihung des Friedensnobelpreises in Oslo am 11.10.19", Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, phoenix (YouTube), 11 October 2019 (in German)

"Rüstungsspirale - US-Militärausgaben auf Rekordniveau", Jerry Sommer in "Streitkräfte und Strategien" NDR Info (20:57min), 5 October 2019 (in German)

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