Monday, 17 July 2017

New publication \ “Making sense of Daesh in Afghanistan: A social movement perspective”

BICC Working Paper 6\2017 “Making sense of Daesh in Afghanistan: A social movement perspective” takes a new perspective to investigate the processes and underlying dynamics of Daesh’s emergence in different parts of Afghanistan. » more

Monday, 10 July 2017

New publication \ “Conflict-sensitive employment in Afghan construction and transport companies”

BICC Working Paper 5\2017 “Conflict-sensitive employment in Afghan construction and transport companies” reflects on the potential role of the Afghan private sector in peacebuilding (joint publication by BICC and The Liaison Office, Afghanistan). » more

Friday, 16 June 2017

New publication \ Conflict Prevention in Refugee Shelters

This Policy Brief presents recommendations on conflict prevention in German refugee shelters, in which all refugees are obliged to live until their applications for asylum have been processed. This study aims to contribute to prevent, minimise or resolve conflict at the level of shelters run by the state (stage 1) as well as by local municipalities (stage 2). » more

Friedensgutachten 2017 launched

On 30 May the Friedensgutachten (Peace Report), funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) and published by the five major German peace research institutes, was presented in Berlin. » more

New publication \ Conflicts in refugee shelters in NRW

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) hosts the highest number of refugees who have entered Germany thus far. Using a qualitative approach, this study on conflicts in refugee shelters in NRW is based on visits to 33 shelters and interviews with more than 200 participants within NRW. » more

New Publications

Mielke, K., & Miszak, N. (2017, July). Making sense of Daesh in Afghanistan: A social movement perspective (BICC Working Paper series No. 6/2017). Bonn: BICC.

Grawert, E., & Shirzad, F. (2017, July). Conflict-sensitive employment in Afghan construction and transport companies (BICC Working Paper series No. 5/2017). Bonn: BICC.

Bohnet, H. (2017, June). “Going Beyond Temporary Measures-A way forward for refugee livelihood programming in southeastern Turkey” (BICC Policy Brief series No. 4). Bonn: BICC.


BICC International Conference "'Dirty Peace' - The Political Economy of Peacebuilding", Bonn, 19 October 2017

Press Release

„Rüstungsexporte in Konfliktregionen sind Brandbeschleuniger“ -  Kirchen fordern ein wirksames Rüstungsexportkontrollgesetz (23 June 2017, in German)

Stichpunkte und Argumente der GKKE zum Rüstungsexportbericht der Bundesregierung für 2016 und zum Zwischenbericht für die ersten vier Monate 2017 (23 June 2017, in German)

"Neue Publikation \ "Going Beyond Temporary Measures" (21 June 2017, in German)

BICC in the Media

"Streitkräfte und Strategien" Podcast and Manuscript (in German), NDR Info, 15 July 2017

"G5-Sahel-Gruppe: Mehr als nur Militär" (in German), Deutsche Welle, 3 July 2017

"So kann man Konflikten in Flüchtlingsheimen vorbeugen" (in German), MiGAZIN, 19 June 2017

"Streitkräfte und Strategien" (in German), NDR Info, 17 June 2017

"Mal wieder später als versprochen" (in German),, 6 June 2017

"Why Bangladeshis are taking boats to Italy" (in English),, 5 June 2017

"Nach dem Anschlag in Kabul, Afghanistan" (in German, mp3). Interview with Conrad Schetter. Copyright by hr-iNFO, 1 June 2017

Video Feature


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