The world currently spends about 16 billion kroner on the military. While covid-000 sticks sticks in the wheels of most of the world's merchandise trade, the trade in munitions seems to be an exception.
For those who follow the debate on Norwegian arms exports, 2021 has been one of the most dramatic years ever. The first bomb went off in February, when the Office of the Auditor General's review of Norwegian export control was published. In the wake of this, new information about Norwegian arms exports to the Emirates has been revealed, a new strategy for the arms industry has been launched by the government, and everyone is waiting anxiously for what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will come up with solutions to the many problems uncovered in its next report on export control. , in June.
After Norway and the USA entered into an agreement in April on practical matters for US military activity in Norway, the debate on Norwegian base policy has flared up in earnest. The peace policy dividing lines in the case are clear.
Disarmament work trumps the political dividing lines, says Asle Toje. He is now worried that Norway will come under insane pressure from the Americans to take over the German role when it comes to nuclear weapons.
Is it possible to form an opinion about which peace policy alternatives one has to choose from in this autumn's election? Here we have reviewed the positions of the election programs to prevent violent conflict, resolve conflicts non-violently and contribute to peace and reconciliation after violent conflict.
Perhaps the fear of bacteria and viruses in the future will increasingly lead to a disease preparedness characterized by totalitarian surveillance and control. A blind trust in vaccinations can lead to a phasing out of the human own immune system.
Science has made rapid progress in producing a vaccine against Covid-19. But can vaccine programs be based on active consent and autonomous choice by citizens? And does scientific rationality now go hand in hand with creative forms of irrationality?
There is no real skepticism from the public sector about the coronary vaccine – vaccination is recommended, and the people are positive about the vaccine. But is the embrace of the vaccine based on an informed decision or a blind hope for a normal everyday life?
Michael E. Mann: The New Climate War Are vegans' attempts to lift the meat comb or drop flying the solution to the climate problem? Over the past year, our changing travel and behavior patterns have had only a small effect on global greenhouse gas emissions.
Ole Sverre Olsen: Conversations with the speeds of light. The construction of the digital realm of the dead. When Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, introduces the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution), and when Elon Musk, the founder of the successful Tesla, plus Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg presents the visions for the 21st century , you should pay close attention to what is the specific content of what they present of technology, researched in the laboratories of Silicon Valley.
Jon Guttu, Catherine Bauer: Carsten Boysen: A fair housing policy, Modern Housing Can the current anti-social urban and housing situation need more modernism? Two books actualize a belief in progress that society can change for the better.
Ellen S de Vibe, Erik Berg (eds.), Peter Schultz Jørgensen: The world of cities, Take back the city We are on a collision course with both natural and social capital, globally, what former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called a global suicide pact. Well, we have to build a new future stone by stone – knowing that we will not see the result ourselves.
Heikki Holmås: The globe is burning. What must be done? Heikki Holmås describes zero emission targets in a new book, where the climate crisis is solved with taxes and emission requirements, plenty of green power and technology. But at what price?
Professor Gisle Selnes writes that Harald Stanghelle's article in Aftenposten on 23 February 2020 "looks like a statement of support, [but] lies as a framework around the aggravated attack on Assange". He is right. But has Aftenposten always had this relationship with whistleblowers, as in the case of Edward Snowden?
Amin Maalouf, Block Museum of Art, Dan Hicks, Alice Procter: Leo Afrikaneren, Caravans of Gold – Fragments in Time – Art Culture and Exchanges Across Medieval Saharan Africa, The Brutish Museums, The Whole Picture It is necessary to relinquish ownership of colonial loot. The treasures of European museums have been stolen. And what about the Cultural History Museum in Oslo – which is also on the list of museums that have Benin's stolen bronze sculptures?
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