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Breitung, C., Paes, W.-C., & van de Vondervoort, L. (2016, September). In need of a critical re-think: Security sector reform in South Sudan (BICC Working Paper series No. 6/2016). Bonn: BICC.

Past attempts at security sector reform (SSR) and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) in South Sudan have made no significant contribution to ‘right-sizing’ the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and were unable to sustainably change South Sudan’s security apparatus. Taking into... more

Guesnet, L., Schure, J., & Paes, W.-C. (Eds.). (2009, March). Digging for peace: Private companies and emerging economies in zones of conflict (Brief series No. 38). Bonn: BICC.

BICC brief 38 documents the international conference “Digging for Peace: Private Companies and Emerging Economies in Zones of Conflict” which took place from 21 to 22 November 2008 in Bonn. About 120 participants, amongst them representatives of research institutes, private companies, civil society... more

Croll, P., Paes, W.-C., & Lebzien, A. (2008, April). Yellow Imperialism’ or ‘successful wealth creation formula’?: How the trade in natural resources is changing Chinese-African relations (BICC Focus series No. 7). Bonn: BICC.

Frustrated by complex donor policies and the high overhead costs of multilateral development projects, many African governments appreciated the alternative presented by the Chinese government in an increasingly multi-polar world.However, a sober analysis of China’s role in Africa indicates that... more

Radecke, H., & Paes, W.-C. (2006, September). Zwischen Ignoranz, Delegation und dem Ruf nach militärischem Aktionismus: Die internationale Staatengemeinschaft und der Konflikt in Darfur (BICC Focus series No. 2). Bonn: BICC.

The deployment of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) in Darfur has been stylized on several occasions as a test case for the new African security architecture. However, before the failure of the Mission is attested, this BICC Focus will investigate the background and operating conditions of... more

Böge, V., Fitzpatrick, C., Jaspers, W., & Paes, W.-C. (2006, February). Who’s minding the store? - The business of private, public and civil actors in zones of conflict (Brief series No. 32). Bonn: BICC.

In the context of the discourse on ‘new wars’, in which economic motives and agendas are of major importance, increasing attention is being focused on the role of the private business sector in contemporary violent conflicts and wars. Private business can contribute both to the outbreak of violent... more

Brzoska, M., von Boemcken, M., Paes, W.-C., & Jaspers, W. (2004, October). Incorporation of defense expenditures into public expenditure work (Paper series No. 38). Bonn: BICC.

The following short case studies will present and discuss readily available information on deficits in the planning, programming implementation and control of military expenditures in the East- African countries of Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.The case studies are structured as... more

Faltas, S., & Paes, W.-C. (2004, April). Exchanging guns for tools: The TAE approach to practical disarmament—An assessment of the TAE project in Mozambique (Brief series No. 29). Bonn: BICC.

The ‘Tools for Arms’ approach in Mozambique is a case in point and a spearheading example: For the very first time, civil society is taking responsibility for the population’s disarmament at a national level, thereby making an essential contribution towards peace and reconciliation.BICC brief 29... more

Paes, W.-C., Risser, H., Stoneman, S., & Grillot, S. (2004). A fragile peace: Guns and security in post-conflict Macedonia (Small Arms Survey, Special Report 4).

This study provides an assessment of small arms availability, distribution, circulation, impact and control in the Republic of Macedonia. Since the close of the crisis in the fall of 2001, the country has continued to struggle with tensions between ethnic Albanians and Macedonians, a depressed... more

Brömmelhörster, J., & Paes, W.-C. (Eds.). (2003). The military as an economic actor - Soldiers in business. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Armed forces across the globe engage in economic activities both in times of war and peace. This book provides a critical analysis of this phenomenon, comparing experiences with "military business" from four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America). Taking an interdisciplinary... more

Faltas, S., & Paes, W.-C. (2003). 'You have removed the devil from our door'. An assessment of the UNDP small arms and light weapons control (SALWC) project in Albania.

The Small Arms and Light Weapons Control (SALWC) project was undertaken in 2002-2003 by UNDP in co-operation with the Albanian government, at a programme cost to the international community of US$ 3.4 million. Its objectives were to help remove illegally held weapons and explosives from the... more

Paes, W.-C., Risser, H., Matveeva, A., & Hiscock, D. (2003). Macedonia: Guns, policing and ethnic division (Report Saferworld III).

The report seeks to explore the prospects for weapons collection programmes and the introduction of effective gun control measures in the current security environment in Macedonia.With the government weapons amnesty due to start on 1 November 2003, the report takes a timely look at its chances for... more

Paes, W.-C., & Matveeva, A. (2003). The Kosovo Serbs: An ethnic minority between collaboration and defiance (Report Saferworld II).

Based on field research and consultation conducted over the course of 2002 and early 2003, this research report aims to fill a gap in the existing literature on the region by focusing on the situation of the Serbs in Kosovo since the international intervention began in 1999. It is hoped that it... more

Paes, W.-C. (2002). Kleinwaffen - Eine Bedrohung für die "dritte Welt".

By citing four countries as examples, this brochure provides information about the small arms issue and its effects and illustrates scope for and targets of political lobbying on the national and international level. It also refers to the comments of the expert group of the Joint Conference Church... more

Heinemann-Grüder, A., & Paes, W.-C. (2001, September). Wag the dog: The mobilization and demobilization of the Kosovo Liberation Army (Brief series No. 20). Bonn: BICC.

BICC brief 20 “Wag the Dog” is about the creation of the Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in the 1990s as well as the dissolution of the guerilla force after the establishment of a protectorate under the aegis of the United Nations and NATO in Summer 1999.More than two years later, this is... more

Paes, W.-C., & Faltas, S. (2000). The problem of small arms in developing countries.

The current international debate and recommendations for Development Cooperation, in particular Technical Cooperation more