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Silently disciplining research

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Many who question the legitimacy of the US wars seem to be pressured by research and media institutions. An example here is the Institute for Peace Research (PRIO), which has had researchers who have historically been critical of any war of aggression – who have hardly belonged to the close friends of nuclear weapons.

Democracy in French-speaking Africa

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

France has strangely managed to preserve the hegemony over its former colonies, including in 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

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

Democrat Susan Rice was the United States ambassador to the United States and became a national security adviser. After tough negotiations with Iran, she got an explosive alert case in her lap: Edward Snowden.

The unbearable ease of the Libya war

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

The word that kills

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Power abuses, war of attacks and mass murder are carried out today without anyone lifting a finger, since all criticism is dismissed as "conspiracy theory".

I'm Julian

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Ultimately, it is a matter of legal and moral duty to expose war crimes.

Assange and the free word

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

Get the Defense home!

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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

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The British Foreign Affairs Committee's report on the Libya 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?

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Going to war and dropping 588 bombs across 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 the authorities maintain and exacerbate the wars rather than halt them, and create good conditions for war profiteers.

A tragic chapter in Norwegian history

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Not many expected the Petersen Committee to come up with a critique of Norway's role in the Libya war, but the committee's report is nevertheless less critical than expected. It all remains a sad story.