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Myanmar's long road to peace

Myanmar's historic parliamentary elections do not necessarily lead to peace in the country, after more than half a century of conflict with the country's many minority groups.

Kosovo is brewing for change

After seven years of independence, Kosovo remains a society in crisis. A new book places the responsibility of a corrupt elite – and its Western allies.

The filmmaker as the good fairy

Is a documentary's credibility compromised when the director intervenes in the portrayed life story to achieve a desired and more salable result? The film Sonita is an important story of victory over women's oppressive traditions, but also raises difficult questions about the role of the filmmaker.

It lost Palestine

Under the vibrant and prosperous surface of Ramallah, reality smells. It consists of distress, frustration and poverty.

Is Donald Trump fascist?

He plays on the fears and moods that characterize American society. But does it make sense to call him a fascist?

Own villages for refugees in Norway

Architect Magne Wiggen wants to create her own villages for refugees coming to Norway – and believes that it can, among other things, lift the Norwegian craft tradition to new heights.

"Grave journalism is threatened"

The OSCE Representative for Press Freedom and the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression are concerned about the growing surveillance threat to journalists.

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Victor Kossakovsky: Varicella

Eurodok Film Festival: Predictable but respectful film about ambitious children caught in the ballet's mandatory melancholy.

Third Period syndrome

2016 is a big election year, and so I don't aim for Donald Trump. 

To take the law into your own hands

Cartel Land is a startlingly close documentary on civil protection on every side of the Mexico-US border. 

It is easy to arrange election campaigns to the west and point the nose to the realms. But...

I do not follow NRK's ​​historical reality success, Anno, where people are set to live in Fredrikstad around the year 1700. But on P2's ...

Our journalist was assaulted at the border with Chechnya

Our journalist Øystein Windstad is attacked on the border between Ingushetia and Chechnya.

Diversion

Look at Chechnya  

No one is safe – fortunately

28. January brought trial against former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. It's the first time ...

Ståle Eskeland – a memory word

Steel Eskeland is dead. Who would dare to ask the most difficult questions now?

"But then there's the bottom line again when all the other, non-aesthetic considerations ...

We all have an "instinctive" taste. Quality understanding. The concept of quality in contemporary art and culture makes us reflect on this.

Movies that speak into the world

The European Film Prize LUX can be interpreted as a propagandistic EU project – but perhaps the prize also contains a way to activate the cinematic arts and increase the chance that the films can contribute to the ongoing social debate.

Was it Russia? – Ukraine is sued

Why is Borge Brende so confident that it was Russia that shot down the Malaysian passenger plane in 2014? 

The banks and the state's pyramid scheme

Norges Bank, the Ministry of Finance and the private banks are playing an ingenious game to create money for loans. The problem is that the huge bill is sent in the future.

Understanding Putin's Russia

With the tense situation in Europe and the Middle East, books that increase our understanding of Russia are more important than ever.

PHOTO COMPETITION: «Welcome to Norway»

Radikal Portal and Ny Tid announce the Photo Competition: Welcome to Norway

To die for the world is to be born fully into life

Simone Weil's thoughts on vulnerability as the basic figure for political thinking, we find today with philosophers such as Agamben, Rancière and Butler.

Svante Nordin: The War of the Philosophers

Wittgenstein fought heroically at the front – Benjamin simulated war inability. World War I changed Europe forever – and strongly influenced European philosophy as well.

Norway is increasing arms exports to the Middle East

Norway has increased arms exports to dictatorships that pursue an aggressive foreign policy. The rules for Norwegian arms exports state that Norwegian exports of military equipment shall not occur ...