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    BICC Annual Report 2017  Research and advice for policymakers and practitioners
    Oct12

    BICC Annual Report 2017 Research and advice for policymakers and practitioners

    In 2016/2017, forced migration was one of the main topics of BICC’s work, comprising various research projects. BICC’s main approach is to look at refugees and their everyday experiences—for instance in camps, on their escape routes or in the course of integration processes. “The perspective of the displaced person is important...

    Global Think Tank Ranking  BICC amongst the best think tanks worldwide
    Jan27

    Global Think Tank Ranking BICC amongst the best think tanks worldwide

    The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), University of Pennsylvania, lists the Center among the Top 150 (worldwide) and Top 100 (non-US). Again, BICC is the only peace and conflict research centre from Germany that is listed in this ranking. “I am extremely pleased that BICC as a...

    Global Militarization Index 2016  Trends in militarization in Europe
    Dec01

    Global Militarization Index 2016 Trends in militarization in Europe

    While Russia (2016: position 5) continues to be among the ten most militarized countries, the risen level of militarization of Ukraine has resulted in a change of position from number 23 in 2015 to position 15 in 2016. Not only Ukraine but Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, as well as the Baltic countries increased their military expenditures,...

    Annual Report 2016  Empirical research in regions of conflict and direct advice on the ground
    Nov08

    Annual Report 2016 Empirical research in regions of conflict and direct advice on the ground

    “Our holistic approach allows us to look at the entire spectrum of displacement—from what causes people to flee, to the actual process of fleeing, right up to integration, and the return of refugees”, Conrad Schetter, Director for Research at BICC, describes this main focus. The Annual Report also contains first results of the three-year research...

    Global Think Tank Index Report: BICC again listed in two categories
    Jan28

    Global Think Tank Index Report: BICC again listed in two categories

    In 2015, the Index that intends to help bridge the gap between knowledge and policy, lists BICC as the only German peace and conflict research institute. “Of course, we are very happy that we are, again, listed among the most reputable think tanks in the world,” Professor Conrad Schetter, Director for Research at BICC, stresses. “This is both a...

    Global Militarisation Index 2015
    Nov27

    Global Militarisation Index 2015

    “The multiple and complex conflicts across the region are a key factor behind the build-up and modernisation of the armed forces,” Jan Grebe and Max M. Mutschler explain the ranking of the GMI in the Middle East. The authors point out that Syria, also ranked amongst the Top 10 in recent years, is missing in this year’s GMI. This is due to...

    Friedensgutachten 2015 launched
    Jun09

    Friedensgutachten 2015 launched

    The call for more German responsibility is presently the main topic of the discussion on Germany’s role in the world. With their speeches held at the Security Conference in Munich in early 2014, German Federal President Joachim Gauck, Minister of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen, and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened up a debate...

    Kommentar: “Der Gipfel globaler Verantwortung(slosigkeit): Ein Plädoyer für Nachhaltigkeit anstelle militärischer Aufrüstung”
    Jun05

    Kommentar: “Der Gipfel globaler Verantwortung(slosigkeit): Ein Plädoyer für Nachhaltigkeit anstelle militärischer Aufrüstung”

    Die G7 ist sicherlich kein Hort der partizipativen Gestaltung der Welt, sondern vielmehr der elitäre Zusammenschluss sieben gleichgesinnter westlicher Industriestaaten. Mit dem bewussten Ausschluss Russlands sowie dem Fernhalten aufstrebender Mächte wie China, Indien, Brasilien oder der Türkei kontrastiert das Zusammentreffen eine sich immer...

    German Foreign Minister Steinmeier at German peace research colloquium
    Mar18

    German Foreign Minister Steinmeier at German peace research colloquium

    Questions about the causes, dynamics of, and opportunities for the prevention and transformation of wars are highly topical. The fighting in Ukraine and the escalating violence in the Middle East are only a few of the current trouble spots. The three-day conference will cover multi-faceted conceptional questions, basic terms and empirical...

    Global Think Tank Ranking 2014  BICC amongst leading think tanks worldwide in two categories
    Jan23

    Global Think Tank Ranking 2014 BICC amongst leading think tanks worldwide in two categories

    Amongst the Top 150, there are 12 German institutes while nine institutes can be found amongst the Top 100. BICC is the only German institute that specialises in peace and conflict research.”The world seems to have turned upside down. The violence in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, or Afghanistan presents complex challenges to international...

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