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the Middle East and Africa over the last decade

Adonis: Violence and Islam

: How can anyone think that the world without Islam would be devoid of meaning? asks one of the Arab world's greatest writers, Adonis.

The West supported state terrorism

: Journalist and author Tasneem Khalil documents Western-backed state abuses in countries such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Norway lends billions to dictatorships

: Egypt, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates bomb hospitals, schools and refugee camps in Yemen – and receive loans from Norway. 

The end of democratic Israel?

: The nation state is becoming a thing of the past. 

Russian nuclear weapons in Crimea?

: Former political prisoner and dissident Mustafa Dzhemilev tells Ny Tid about the fight against the occupation of Crimea, his relationship with Russia and why he received the Nansen Medal. Today, he is the political leader of the 280 Crimean Tatar ethnic group. 

Was it Russia? – Ukraine is sued

: Why is Børge Brende so sure that it was Russia that shot down the Malaysian passenger plane in 2014? 

Eye to eye – and the world goes blind

: Mahatma Gandhi never received the Nobel Peace Prize he should have had. His teachings in non-violent conflict management have been and are a great inspiration to many, but are alas so little used among top politicians. 

The most serious stories

: With Ståle Eskeland's death on 26 December 2015, Norway has lost an important alternative voice in foreign and security policy. 

Patrick Cockburn: The Rise of the Islamic State

: A book about ISIS that has a military more than a religious focus.

Escande and Cassini: Bienvenue dans le capitalisme 3.0

: There is still a long way to go before the sharing economy produces sounding coins in the common coffers.

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.