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INTERVENTIONISM: The Liberal Party believes that Norway should reach out to participate in military interventions, and that such operations should only as a general rule require a UN mandate.


NON-VIOLENCE: MDG identifies itself as a "peace party" and bases all areas of its policy on non-violence.

Contrary to the will of the Nobel

Fredrik Heffermehl: The back of the medal. Nobel Peace Prize – 100 years of unused opportunities

THE NOBEL PRIZE: Alfred Nobel's will is a document that the executors by law are obliged to follow. Heffermehl documents that the committee appointed by the Norwegian Storting since 1901 has ignored the will.

Is a new Cold War coming?

: Should we dig down, or should we find a map and compass? asks Kari Anne Næss, chair of the Norwegian Peace League.

Is it really useful to get involved in peace policy issues?

: The current government no longer supports peace information work.

Sisterhood and hope for the future

Madeleine Gavin: City of Joy

: Around 200 women have been raped as part of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. City of Joy is a hot documentary about the way back to life.

Neighborhood in the North

: Trine Eklund writes about experiences from her peace and dialogue journey in Russia. Why does the West paint an enemy picture and impose sanctions on the country, she asks. She believes we have no reason to fear our Russian neighbor.

Popular organizations under increasing pressure

: In recent years, we have seen an increasing tendency for humanitarian organizations and their employees to be systematically prevented from conducting political or organizational work.

Nonviolent strategies and alternative to military service  

: More women are advocating for a Ministry of Peace and the introduction of a new culture of peace in Norway.

End of the peace process?

: The United States has decided to no longer deal with the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a diplomatic body, while Trump threatens to cut all support for the UN aid organization for Palestinian refugees. Now the US Embassy in Israel has moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Is the peace process over?

Meeting Shirin Ebadi

: Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi was recently at the Voy X La Paz peace conference in Uruguay, where she participated in talks on human rights and possible paths to peace.

To reconcile trauma

: Ny Tids' now regular columnist, peace researcher Johan Galtung, draws lines between possible reasons why the world is as it is – and solutions to the challenges we face.