The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

Publications

  • Flemish foreign arms trade 2016 Report

    Authors: Diederik Cops

    Publication date: 16/10/2017

    Summary of the report on Flemish foreign arms trade 2016. This summary describes the main conclusions of recent analyses by the  Peace Institute of the arms export control practices of the Flemish government in 2016. read more

  • ‘De-radicalisation’ – Scientific insights for policy Book

    Authors: Lore Colaert

    Publication date: 04/07/2017

    Following the terrorist attacks in Madrid (2004) and London (2005), “radicalisation” has become part of the political discourse in Europe. Many European governments took initiatives to counter violent extremism. But the range of measures often lacks conceptual clarity and empirical ... read more

  • The Memory of Peace External publication

    Publication date: 13/07/2017

    Though views on and motives for warfare have changed over the centuries, Philosophy of War and Peace proves that many past ideas still merit consideration today. This collection of essays addresses the historical, cultural and political background of various views ... read more

  • Guns for sale: the Belgian illicit gun market in a European perspective Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 21/03/2016

    The attention paid to the problem of the possession of illicit firearms and the illegal trafficking of firearms has increased significantly over the past few years, at both a Belgian and a European level. In Belgium, this increase in political ... read more

  • Facing a Difficult Past? The Yser Tower in Dixmude, Belgium External publication

    Publication date: 16/11/2016

    In this article Maarten van Alstein discusses the pacifist message of the museum at the Yser in Dixmude. By presenting the First World War as senseless violence and horror, the museum hopes to induce in visitors an awareness of the ... read more