Theater of Cruelty

the Middle East and Africa over the last decade

Therefore, the Middle East became a powder keg

50 YEARS AGO: Why has the Middle East been a powder keg for 25 years? What is the background for the irreconcilable attitude between Israel and the Arab states? And what happened to the Palestinian Arabs when the state of Israel was established?

Freedom, equality and sisterhood

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGIST: With topics such as forced marriage, child marriage, rape and honor killings, Professor Unni Wikan has studied people all her life, but not least – the Muslim. She has had to avoid that.

"I failed to stop the Iraq war"

THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL: Katharine Gun leaked information about the NSA's request to the British intelligence service GCHQ to spy on members of the UN Security Council in connection with the planned invasion of Iraq.

Silently disciplining research

PRIORITIES: 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.

The war reporter close to the truth

PORTRAIT FILM: War Reporter Robert Fisk has the courage to monitor and challenge. He is known for reporting from the front lines in violation of the official line of politicians and authorities.

The despair is stronger than hoped

OPTIMISM: By taking positive ideas more seriously, we can give them the same attention that toxic ideologies receive today.

"Terrorists"

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One in a million

In The Poetess, we get to follow the only female participant in the most popular talent show in the Middle East, who through her poetry exhibits an extraordinary courage against gender segregation.

A jihadist family portrait

Talal Derki's new documentary provides a rare insight into how the sons of al-Nusra warriors in Syria's Idlib province are being raised to become the next generation of jihadists.

Inside Syria: two lived experiences

American Reese Erlich and Syrian Yassin al-Haj Saleh go in depth and depth in their books on the war in Syria, respectively.

No more red pomegranates

Water has political and security aspects in the Middle East, and future wars in this region will be about just water resources.

Johan Galtung: How is Norway going?

How independent and critical can one be? In Part 2 of the double interview with Johan Galtung, we talk about Norway's relationship with the United States, Sweden, Muslims, anarchism and Marxism.

On the way to a new war on Gaza?

An oppressive summer, a crisis in Qatar and a rationing in Gaza – about two million people are the victims of politics. It goes from bad to worse, and the sound of war can be seen in the distance.

NATO's threats do not stop IS

After more and more terrorist attacks in Europe, NATO and the West believe that more use of force is the way to go. This suggests little understanding of how organizations such as IS work.

Fear has returned in Egypt

"Don't write anything that can get me in trouble!" Says one. "I don't really know about that interview, I think I've changed my mind," says another.

Sweeter than sugar, heavier than salt

The Syrian war is also well felt in the Kurdish areas.