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Mutschler, M., & Wisotzki, S. (2022). Why the Future German Arms Export Control Act is Going in the Right Direction—But Not Far Enough. Bonn: BICC.

On 13 October 2022, the German Ministry for Economics and Climate published draft key points for a future German Arms Export Control Act (referred to hereafter as ‘the draft’). Establishing such a law is one goal that the government defined in the coalition agreement. The authors of this... more

Wisotzki, S., & Mutschler, M. (2022). No common position! European arms export control in crisis. Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung(10), 273–293.

The European arms export control system is facing a dual crisis: An ongoing crisis of effectiveness has led to a crisis of legitimacy. In many ways, that crisis is a permanent one, where collective efforts to regulate a policy field and implement agreed-upon norms and rules... more

Wisotzki, S., & Mutschler, M. (2020). Commentary \ The Libyan civil war: Shining a spotlight on a problematic arms export policy. Bonn: BICC.

The German government always emphasises its "restrictive arms export policy". However, the states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) are among the biggest customers of German arms producers. In their comments, Max Mutschler (BICC) and Simone Wisotzki (HSFK) criticise in... more

Mutschler, M., & Wisotzki, S. (2019). Kommentar: Sind die überarbeiteten Politischen Grundsätze der Bundesregierung für den Export von Kriegswaffen und sonstigen Rüstungsgütern tatsächlich „restriktiver“?. Bonn: BICC.

On 26 June 2019, the German cabinet updated the "Political Principles for the Export of War Weapons and Other Military Equipment".  Max Mutschler (BICC) and Simone Wisotzki (HSFK) welcome “some minor progress in German arms exports policy”. At the same time, the authors fear in their... more