In September, the Peace Report 2023, “Peace Is a Long Way off” by the four leading peace research institutes, was selected as one of the best non-fiction books of the month by an independent jury consisting of 24 renowned jurors from academia and journalism. Each month, the jury includes ten titles in the list of best non-fiction books which is published by Die Literarische Welt, RBB Kultur, NZZ and Radio Österreich 1 and has the widest distribution in the German-speaking world. It includes this year's Peace Report which appears at number 8.
The Peace Report 2023 shows the scope for action that German policy-makers have in peace and security policy after the “Zeitenwende”. Central topics are increasing resilience in the Global South in the face of multiple crises and developing an approach to rethink arms control and protect against disinformation. The focus is also on the intelligent design of trade with inconvenient partners, the promotion of cooperative relations and the fight against the polarisation of democratic societies.
The Peace Report is published by the transcript-Verlag and is the annual publication of the Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC), the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy of the University of Hamburg (IFSH), the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). In the peace report, the leading German peace and conflict research institutes analyze current international conflicts, highlight trends in international foreign, security and development policy and provide clear recommendations for policymakers. Interdisciplinary teams of authors work together on the chapters and contribute and contribute different perspectives.