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Silently disciplining research

PRIO: Researchers who question the legitimacy of US wars, seem to experience being ousted from their positions in research and media institutions. The example presented here is from the Institute for Peace Research in Oslo (PRIO), an institution which historically has had researchers critical of wars of aggression – and who can hardly be labeled friends of nuclear arms.

Democracy in French-speaking Africa

Leonardo Villalon, Rahmane Idrissa (ed.): Democratic Struggle, Institutional Reform, and State Resilience in the African Sahel

SAHEL IN ENGLISH: France has, in a strange way, managed to preserve the hegemony over its former colonies, also in terms of the dissemination of knowledge. This book is a much-needed exception, which provides the background for understanding the recent coup in Mali.

Obama's loyal advisor

Susan Rice: Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For

MERCYLESS: Democrat Susan Rice was the United States Ambassador to the United States and became National Security Adviser. After tough negotiations with Iran, she got an explosive whistleblower case in her lap: Edward Snowden.

The unbearable ease of the Libya war

LIBYA: After the Jan Petersen Committee's report on the Libyan war in September 2018 – and after the Storting's lack of reactions – several academics are upset.

The word that kills

MOUTH BASKET: Abuse of power, war of aggression and mass murder are today carried out without anyone lifting a finger, since all criticism is dismissed as "conspiracy theory".

I'm Julian

ASSANGE: Ultimately, it is about the right and moral duty to expose war crimes.

Assange and the free word

: The arrest of Assange is about an "arrest of democracy".

Get the Defense home!

: Party leader Bjørnar Moxnes emphasizes to Ny Tid why Rødt has four new proposals to the Storting this month. Red wants to reverse the authorities' eagerness to take part in wars of aggression.

The abused resolution and Norwegian embarrassment

: The British Foreign Affairs Committee's report on the Libyan war is overlooked in Norway: It explains that our allies on the ground were Libyan Islamists with ties to Al Qaeda.

How to take responsibility after a war?

: Going to war and dropping 588 bombs over a country means that you have a "special responsibility" to help afterwards.

The new culture of uncertainty

Mary Kaldor: Global Security Cultures

: Mary Kaldor's research shows that the security strategies of those in power maintain and aggravate wars rather than stop them, and create good conditions for war profiteers.

A tragic chapter in Norwegian history

: Not many had expected the Petersen committee to criticize Norway's role in the Libyan war, but the committee's report is still less critical than expected. It all remains a sad story.