: The situation in Yemen is worrying. Nevertheless, Norway still sells weapons to the parties. "I am shocked at the scale of the abuses perpetrated by warring parties," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a recent report on children and armed conflict.
: Through the filmmaker's own family history, The Day the Sun Fell tells of the consequences of the atomic bombing of Japan – a national trauma constantly associated with stigma and lack of knowledge in the Kingdom of the Sun.
: The war in Yemen has led to the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world. All the warring parties are responsible for war crimes, according to the UN. Nevertheless, Norway continues to export weapons to the parties.
: Verdens Gang is Norway's most read newspaper. The newspaper sets the agenda, and shapes and dominates Norwegian political debate. Then it is a pity that the newspaper's defense and foreign policy profile is so uncritical that one would think the newspaper is published by NATO or the Pentagon.
: This year's defense budget entails an increase in expenditure of 9,8 per cent compared with 2015. But does the budget increase contribute to strengthening defense capacity when almost everything goes to the purchase of new fighter jets?
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