Friday, 17 February 2017

New publication \ Safe zones for Syria

The upcoming Syria negotiations in Geneva on 20 February 2017 may prove fundamental in deciding on the future of the country. In their Policy Brief “Safe zones for Syria. Mitigating the Humanitarian Crisis”, BICC researchers Esther Meininghaus and Andreas Heinemann-Grüder discuss the question whether no-fly zones and UN ground forces could be a possible scenario. The authors also focus on aid imbalances and further protection needs.
Category: Highlight, Press

Thursday, 09 February 2017

Panel discussion \ The peace- and democratization process in Myanmar

On 9 February 2017, the Burma Initiative of the Stiftung Asienhaus in cooperation with BICC invited the interested public to discuss hopes and disappointments in efforts to finding a solution to the decade-long displacement in Myanmar (in German).
Category: Events

Thursday, 09 February 2017

Transparent data on SALW –Relaunch of BICC’s Interactive SALW Guide

A new version of BICC’s Interactive SALW Guide is now online. The Guide now provides data on over 80 types of SALW. In the spirit of transparency, BICC has added tags to the data for each weapon to indicate whether the source(s) is a primary or secondary source in written, oral or visual form. With these tags, the user is better able to determine the robustness of the data on a particular weapon.
Category: Press, Highlight

Monday, 30 January 2017

New publication \ Is Conflict Sensitivity Applicable to Employment?

“Conflict-sensitivity” is a catchword that addresses business practices in environments of armed conflict. BICC Working Paper 1\2017 introduces the term “conflict-sensitive employment” in order to shift the focus towards the job-related role of private business in conflict environments.
Category: Press

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Global Think Tank Ranking \ BICC amongst the best think tanks worldwide

Socially relevant topics, such as displacement or the motivation of violent actors are in the focus of the current research activities of BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion). The focus on these topics already helped the Bonn-based peace and conflict research institute in 2016 to reach top categories in the global ranking of think tanks.
Category: Press

Friday, 27 January 2017

Panel discussion \ Peace negotiations with Jihadists?

The Journal Wissenschaft und Frieden (W&F) and BICC invited to the panel discussion “Peace negotiations—with so-called Islamic State and other Jihadists?” (in German language) on Friday, 27 January 2017.
Category: Events

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Crisis–Stabilization–Order: Courses of action for the Sahel

Forum International Order in cooperation with BICC on 12 January 2017 organized the public event "Crisis–Stabilization–Order: Courses of action for the Sahel" in Bonn.
Category: Events, Highlight

Monday, 12 December 2016

Arms Exports Report 2016

On 12 December 2016, the Joint Conference Church and Development (GKKE) presented its Arms Exports Report 2016 in Berlin.
Category: Highlight, Events

Friday, 02 December 2016

Global Militarization Index 2016 \ Trends in militarization in Europe

With Armenia, Russia, Cyprus, Greece and Azerbaijan, five European countries are amongst the top 10 worldwide of the BICC Global Militarization Index (GMI) 2016. After the Russian annexation of Crimea and following the continuing tense situation in eastern Ukraine, eastern European countries show an increased level of militarization.
Category: Press

Thursday, 01 December 2016

Capacity-building seminar on weapons management \ Kaduna, Nigeria

In the framework of its advisory project ‘Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM), capacity development and technical advice in West Africa 2016-2017’ BICC is implementing capacity development activities in the area of PSSM for armed forces and security agencies in West Africa, in particular in Mali and Nigeria.
Category: Events