Monday, 11 June 2018

Friedensgutachten 2018 \ Researchers demand more diplomacy and fewer arms exports

On 12 June 2018, the four major German peace research institutes presented the Friedensgutachten 2018 (Peace Report) at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin. They called upon the German government to use more diplomacy and restrict its arms exports.

Picture: Diesseits – Herwig | von Bremen GbR

The joint annual publication of BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion), the Leibniz- Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) analyzes current violent conflicts, shows trends in international foreign, security and development policy and gives recommendations for policymakers. The 2018 Peace Report has a new format and new design, a new chapter structure and even more targeted recommendations.

The Peace Report 2018 is structured along the five thematic areas that will recur every year: “armed conflicts”, “sustainable peace”, “armament dynamics”, “institutional peacekeeping” and “transnational security risks”. The additional chapter “focus” highlights violent conflicts in the Middle East. The Peace Report is funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF).

Press release „Kriege ohne Ende“: Wissenschaftler fordern von Bundesregierung mehr Diplomatie und weniger Rüstungsexporte. Institute stellen Friedensgutachten 2018 vor (in German, pdf)


The editors of the "Friedensgutachten" at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin: Tobias Debiel, Conrad Schetter, Nicole Deitelhoff, Christopher Daase, Ursula Schröder (f. l. t. r.)