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Section: Bonn International Center for Conversion (Germany)

      BICC Annual Report 2019  Research in the field and advisory activities in regions with ever-changing violent conflict settings
      Oct30

      BICC Annual Report 2019 Research in the field and advisory activities in regions with ever-changing violent conflict settings

      In his foreword to BICC Annual Report 2019, Professor Herbert Wulf, founding director of BICC from 1994 to 2001, praises the development of the peace and conflict research institute that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year: “BICC has risen to the new challenges and developed diverse, practice-oriented research and advisory projects”. With...

      Commentary  Are the German government’s revised Political Principles on the Export of Military Weapons and other Military Equipment really more ‘restrictive’?
      Sep05

      Commentary Are the German government’s revised Political Principles on the Export of Military Weapons and other Military Equipment really more ‘restrictive’?

      The German government regularly describes its arms exports policy as “restrictive” even though it repeatedly approves arms exports to authoritarian regimes and areas of tension. Last week, it published its revised Political Principles for the Export of War Weapons and Other Military Equipment that had not been changed for 19 years. It was the...

      Kick-off ceremony  Innovation Campus Bonn presented itself
      Sep05

      Kick-off ceremony Innovation Campus Bonn presented itself

      On Tuesday, 25 June 2019, the experts of the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research discussed issues of global change and opportunities for sustainable development in a panel discussion and presented the ICB to the public for the first time. State Secretary Annette Storsberg from the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia,...

      Open Day of the GFFO in Berlin  New BICC photo exhibition ”Safety First”
      Sep05

      Open Day of the GFFO in Berlin New BICC photo exhibition ”Safety First”

      SALW control is of great importance for peace-building. For the peace and conflict research institute BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion), SALW control is a field of activity central to research and the provision of technical and policy advice. BICC works closely with the German Federal Foreign Office, which finances most of the...

      15th Annual General Meeting of IDDRTG
      Sep05

      15th Annual General Meeting of IDDRTG

      BICC is currently supporting the revision of the United Nations Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS). The IDDRS was published by the UN Inter-Agency Working Group on DDR (IAWG) in 2006. In the same year, the Integrated DDR Training Group (IDDRTG) was launched to build and strengthen DDR training and education...

      New publication   Continuation of political conflicts or a new beginning? Turkish refugees in North Rhine-Westphalia
      Sep05

      New publication Continuation of political conflicts or a new beginning? Turkish refugees in North Rhine-Westphalia

      Since the failed coup attempt by parts of the Turkish military against President Erdogan in summer 2016, the Turkish government has suspended more than 100,000 civil servants on the pretext of having planned a coup. For fear of persecution and arbitrary imprisonment, about 21,000 Turkish citizens have applied for asylum in Germany since then....

      Global Militarization Index 2018  Europe: Trend of an arms build-up in eastern and western countries
      Nov29

      Global Militarization Index 2018 Europe: Trend of an arms build-up in eastern and western countries

      In the course of the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the violent conflict in eastern Ukraine, relations between NATO and Russia have deteriorated severely. This can also be observed in the GMI 2018. “The pressure exerted by the United States on European NATO countries to increase their military budgets has its first effects”, Max...

      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,...

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