Friday, 04 March 2022

Joint declaration by the State and the universities in North Rhine-Westphalia \ Solidarity with Ukraine

Scientific relations with Russia suspended until further notice. Minister Pfeiffer-Poensgen: Freedom and peace are indispensable prerequisites for scientific interaction. » more

Thursday, 24 February 2022

War in Eastern Ukraine \ Lessons learned so far from the Ukraine conflict

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops has triggered the most severe crisis in East–West relations since 1989/90. In a book, recently published in German, BICC researcher Andreas Heinemann-Grüder and his co-authors attempt to draw conclusions for security policy, conflict prevention and crisis management. » more

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Recommendations to the new Federal government \ Anchor small arms principles in an Arms Export Control Act!

Germany is one of the world's largest producers and exporters of small arms and light weapons (SALW). In BICC Policy Brief 1\2022, BICC experts make recommendations for a more binding Federal government's small arms policy. » more

GMI 2021 \ Militarisation increases worldwide—Despite adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy

Even though the pandemic had a strong impact on the gross domestic product in some countries, militarisation increased in the majority of countries worldwide and across Europe compared to the previous year. This is the outcome of the Global Militarisation Index (GMI) 2021 issued by BICC (Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies), which annually depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one country in relation to its society as a whole. In its ‘anniversary... » more

New TRAFIG study \ Protracted displacement in Greece and Italy

Whereas attention to protracted displacement in developing countries has increased in international discourse, only few attempts have been made to link this debate to that on migrants’ marginalisation and exclusion in Europe. Based on research in Greece and in Italy TRAFIG working paper 9 shows that forced migrants experience conditions of protracted displacement in southern Europe that are shaped by migration, asylum and reception policies. » more

BICC in the Media

Prof. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder zum Ukraine-Krieg. Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Phoenix, 01 March (in German)

"Zeitenwende" – richtige Reaktion auf den Krieg? Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, WDR 5 Tagesgespräch, 28 February (in German)

Dr. Heinemann-Grüder zu Russlands Position im UN-Sicherheitsrat. Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Phoenix, 26 February (in German)

"Die Ukraine zahlt den Preis für jahrelange Appeasement-Politik". Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, Zeit Online, 25 February (in German)

Krieg in der Ukraine: Interview mit Bonner Politikwissenschaftler Heinemann-Grüder. Interview with Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, General-Anzeiger, 25 February (in German)