Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Online discussion \ A new climate for peace—Fighting climate change. Preventing violence.

Climate change as a global challenge requires concerted responses. Existing dangers and measures that contribute to combating climate and peace risks is the topic of an online discussion (in German language) on 21 September 2020. » more

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

New publication \ Assessment of the HALO Trust marking and registration of small arms and light weapons project in Bosnia-Herzegovina

In the Western Balkans, the diversion of state­-owned small arms and light weapons (SALW), and limited control over privately held SALW, are a main source of illicit arms trafficking. In his assessment of the HALO Trust project for marking and registration of these weapons in Bosnia-Herzegovina, BICC researcher Andreas Heinemann-Grüder concludes that the project has been successful in finding valid lessons learnt for similar SALW control projects in the region. » more

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

New publication \ Syrian war at the crossroads

The war in Syria, now in its tenth year, has resulted in more than 500,000 victims, 6.2 million internally displaced persons and 5.7 million refugees. 11.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. In BICC Policy Brief 4\2020, the authors Lena Schellhammer and Marius Bales recommend an arms embargo to secondary conflict parties to stop the arms flow from eastern European states, to establish no-fly zone and to extend humanitarian aid. » more

New publication \ Surviving Everyday Life - The Securityscapes of Threatened People in Kyrgyzstan

Who feels threatened because of their ethnic belonging, gender or sexual orientation in Kyrgyzstan? In their book, BICC researchers such as Marc von Boemcken and Conrad Schetter together with researchers from Central Asia examine everyday security in this country. » more

Now on YouTube\ Webinar "Policing, Pandemic and the American Racial Divide”

After the death of George Floyd, thousands of people publically demonstrated against police violence under the slogan "Black lives matter". Professor Thomas Mockaitis, DePaul University, Chicago, in his virtual talk on 24 June 2020 discussed structural racism in the US and how the pandemic has exacerbated it. You will find the Zoom-event on BICC’s YouTube channel. » more