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Mutschler, M., & Bales, M. (2018, November). Global Militarization Index 2018. Bonn: BICC.

Compiled by BICC, the Global Militarization Index (GMI) presents on an annual basis the relative weight and importance of a country's military apparatus in relation to its society as a whole. The GMI 2018 covers 155 countries and is based on the latest available figures (in most cases data for... more

Heinke, S. (Ed.). (2018, October). Global inequalities in the academic world: Researchers under threat (BICC Knowledge Notes series No. 2/2018). Bonn: BICC.

BICC partnered with Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle and hosted a session at the Global Media Forum 2018 “Global Inequalities” in Bonn, Germany. BICC’s session “Global inequalities in the academic world: Researchers under threat” took place on 12 June 2018. The session first drew... more

Isikozlu, E., & Heinke, S. (Eds.). (2018, April). “Dirty peace?” The political economy of peacebuilding (BICC Knowledge Notes series No. 1/2018). Bonn: BICC.

On 19 October 2017, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) hosted its annual International Academic Conference entitled “‘Dirty Peace?’ The Political Economy of Peacebuilding” in Bonn. BICC Knowledge Note 1\2018, edited by Elvan Isikozlu and Susanne Heinke documents the conference... more

Mutschler, M. (2017, December). Global Militarization Index 2017. Bonn: BICC.

Compiled by BICC, the Global Militarization Index (gmi) presents on an  annual basis the relative weight and importance of a country's military apparatus  in relation to its society as a whole. The GMI 2017 covers 151 states and is based on  the latest available figures (in most... more

Müller-Koné, M., Schmitz-Pranghe, C., & Schetter, C. (2017, May). Flucht und Binnenvertreibung in Asien: Ansatzpunkte für und Grenzen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (BICC Working Paper series No. 2/2017). Bonn: BICC.

Asia and the Pacific region are particularly affected by displacement: 3.8 million  people are under the mandate of the UNHCR and millions of these are internally  displaced people (IDPs). The causes of displacement in Asia are multiple and go  well beyond what is covered by the... more

Isikozlu, E., & Heinke, S. (Eds.). (2017, March). Fleeing conflict—Trajectories of displaced persons (BICC Knowledge Notes series No. 2/2017). Bonn: BICC.

On 3 November 2016, BICC hosted its annual International Academic Conference, focussing this year on the pressing global issue of internal displacement and refugee movements. Almost 65 million people are currently displaced worldwide, most of whom have been displaced for more than five years.... more

Heinke, S. (Ed.). (2017, February). Ehemalige militärische Liegenschaften im urbanen Raum - Konversion für die Zukunftsstadt (BICC Knowledge Notes series No. 1/2017). Bonn: BICC.

On 19 May 2016, BICC hosted the one-day international expert workshop “Former military sites in urban space—Conversion for the city of the future?” in Bonn. BICC Knowledge Note 1\2017 documents the results. The workshop hoped to find answers to the question which impulses the conversion of former... more

Mutschler, M. (2016, December). Global Militarization Index 2016. Bonn: BICC.

Compiled by BICC, the Global Militarization Index (gmi) presents on an annual basis the relative weight and importance of a country’s military apparatus in relation to its society as a whole. The GMI 2016 covers 152 states and is based on the latest available figures (in most cases data for 2015).... more

Isikozlu, E., & Heinke, S. (Eds.). (2016, June). Networks of organised violence (BICC Knowledge Notes series No. 1/2016). Bonn: BICC.

On 28 October 2015, BICC hosted its annual international conference entitled “Networks of Organised Violence”. The topic of the conference was chosen because of a perceived shift from the primacy of the state to the importance of networks in perpetrating organised violence. Its aim was to view... more

Acharya, N., & Mühlen-Schulte, A. (2016, June). The final round: Combating armed actors, organized crime and wildlife trafficking (BICC Policy Brief series No. 3/2016). Bonn: BICC.

This policy brief aims to equip SALW policymakers and practitioners with an understanding of how increased wide-scale wildlife trafficking is directly linked to the involvement of organized crime, heavily armed state and non-state actors and the proliferation of small arms, light weapons and... more

Grebe, J., & Mutschler, M. (2015, November). Global Militarisation Index 2015. Bonn: BICC.

Compiled by BICC, the Global Militarisation Index (GMI) presents on an annual basis the relative weight and importance of a country's military apparatus in relation to its society as a whole. The 2015 GMI covers 152 states and is based on the latest available figures (in most cases data for 2014).... more

Isikozlu, E., & Heinke, S. (Eds.). (2015, June). Facing organised violence: Research agendas and conversion potentials (BICC Knowledge Notes series No. 2/2015).

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) hosted a two-day international academic conference on “Facing Organised Violence: Research Agendas and Conversion Potentials” from 27 to 28 October 2014 in Bonn. The aim of the conference was to approach... more

Heinke, S. (Ed.). (2015, January). Konversionsforschung im Praxistest - Liegenschaftskonversion in Deutschland und Westeuropa (BICC Knowledge Notes series No. 1/2015). Bonn: BICC.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of BICC on 10 April 2014, the Center organised the expert workshop “Conversion Studies put to the test—Base conversion in Germany and Western Europe”. BICC Knowledge Note 1/2015 documents the contributions to and discussions of the workshop (in German). 25... more

Grebe, J. (2014, December). Global Militarisation Index 2014. Bonn: BICC.

The Global Militarisation Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. The update of the GMI 2014 is based on data from the year 2013 (i. e. the most recent year for which data has been available) and comprises... more

Sommer, J. (2012, July). Iran-Verhandlungen - und wie weiter?

There were strong fears this Spring that Israel may have been about to launch an attack on Iran. US President Obama made it clear to Israeli Prime Minister Netanjahu that he considered such a course of action to be wrong at that given time.  Meanwhile, negotiations have got underway with... more

Dockter, H., Pansieri, F., Cremers, A., Lodgaard, S., Waegele, W., Dedek, M., Lopes, C., & Croll, P. (2012). Festschrift: Farewell to Peter J. Croll Bonn: BICC.

On 3 May the Farewell Celebration of BICC Director Peter Croll took place in Museum Koenig, Bonn. The Festschrift documents the speeches held on the event. Among the speakers was Helmut Dockter, State Secretary at the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the Land of North... more

Sommer, J. (2012, February). Krieg gegen den Iran - Tickt die Uhr?

As was the case in Iraq, today a possible strike on Iran is justified with half-truths, myths and incorrect statements. Such statements by politicians as well as often one-sided, uncritical or even alarmist press coverage impede serious debate.Nevertheless, there is still time for diplomacy—but... more

Sommer, J. (2011, November). Atomkonflikt Iran: Diplomatische Lösung noch immer möglich?! (BICC Focus series No. 10). Bonn: BICC.

Again, Israeli government politicians and hawks in the United States are talking about military strikes against Iran and its nuclear program. Again, the United Nations and the European Union are preparing and imposing sanctions against Iran. The violent attack of Iranian students on the British... more

Kahl, M. (2011, September). The Challenge of Managing State-owned Small Arms and Light Weapons in South Sudan

Countries emerging from a long period of armed conflict have to find solutions for getting widespread possession of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and related trade flows under control. The Republic of South Sudan (RSS) is a case in point. According to estimates, 2.7 million SALW are available... more

Heinke, S. (Ed.). (2010). Peace on earth? Initiatives for disarmament, non-violence and dialogue.

Documentation of the international Symposium “Peace on earth? Initiatives for disarmament, non-violence and dialogue” in Bonn, discussing the topics: On the way to Global Zero nuclear armament—Where are we now?Ethnic conflicts—Solutions from theory and practical experienceVictims of war—A... more

Grebe, J., & Sommer, J. (2010, August). Greece: High military expenditures despite the financial crisis (BICC Focus series No. 9). Bonn: BICC.

Greece’s national bankruptcy could only be averted with the aid of considerable loans from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The government’s high military spending and extensive arms purchases in recent years have contributed to the country’s desolate financial... more

Koltermann, F. (2010, August). Der Gaza-Krieg im Bild (Paper). Bonn: BICC.

This Occasional Paper analyzes the photographic reporting of the German daily newspapers Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) and Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) about the Gaza war (2008/2009).This paper is based on the assumption that photographic reporting as photojournalistic war photography represents... more

Blix, H., Yazdi, E., Walsh, J., Kubbig, B., & Sommer, J. (2009, March). New chances for a compromise in the nuclear dispute with Iran? (Paper). Bonn: BICC.

On 4 December 2008, the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) and Deutsche Welle jointly organized a half-day conference on the nuclear dispute with Iran in Bonn, entitled “After the Elections in the United States: New Chances for a Compromise in the Nuclear Dispute with Iran?” With the... more

Heinke, S. (Ed.). (2008, May). Conflict diamonds and peace process in Côte d’Ivoire (BICC Focus series No. 8). Bonn: BICC.

Côte d’Ivoire is the only country, which is currently under embargo by the United Nations for the export of conflict diamonds since December 2005. The conflict and years of ‘no war, no peace’ have been profitable for both the military and the Forces Nouvelles (FN) rebels, thereby paralyzing the... 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. (2007, October). Wie ein Phönix aus der Asche? Der Stand der Friedenskonsolidierung in Sierra Leone nach den Wahlen (BICC Focus series No. 6). Bonn: BICC.

For the second time since the official end of the bloody civil war in 2002, the citizens of Sierra Leone were called up to cast their ballots in parliamentary and Presidential elections on 11 August 2007. The elections are a litmus test for the stability of the post-war order in Sierra Leone, which... more

Niepagenkemper, E. (2007, May). Zwischen Förderung von Stabilität, Menschenrechten und langfristigen Wirtschaftsinteressen: Wo steht die Zentralasienstrategie der EU? (BICC Focus series No. 5). Bonn: BICC.

In the first half of 2007, the Federal Republic of Germany not only has the presidency of the G8 but also of the European Council. One of the items on the agenda for the Presidency of the Council is to elaborate a strategy for Central Asia. Besides the improvement of the relations between the... more

Sommer, J. (2007, April). A way out of the impasse: Time for a new strategy on Iran’s nuclear program (BICC Focus series No. 4). Bonn: BICC.

While in February 2007 a promising agreement was reached for the North Korean nuclear program after the United States changed its negotiating strategy, there have been no signs of any such easing of tension as far as Iran is concerned. The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions because Iran has... more

Beeck, C. (2006, December). Following the election of the Governor in Aceh: Former war-torn province on its way to peace consolidation and stability (BICC Focus series No. 3). Bonn: BICC.

The elections on 11 December 2006, at which the people of Aceh were able to directly elect their governor for the first time, can be regarded as the climax of the peace process in Indonesia to date; a process which began with the signing of the Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in August... 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

von Boemcken, M., & Sommer, J. (2006, May). Der Streit um das iranische Atomprogramm: Auf der Suche nach dem „kreativen Kompromiss“. Zum aktuellen Angebotspaket und den Erfolgsaussichten von Sanktionen (BICC Focus series No. 1). Bonn: BICC.

Iran is under the suspicion of wanting to manufacture nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear program. So far, there is no clear proof of an active Iranian nuclear weapons program, and Iran is adamant in denying that it wants nuclear weapons. The current uranium enrichment... more