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The military-industrial complex

MODERN TIMES CONVERSATIONS: From someone who should know the intricacies of foreign policy and geopolitics: Thorbjørn Jagland on military rearmament and enemy images – when it comes to the USA, Russia, China, Turkey, and Libya.

What is security today?

Debate: If we want peace, we must prepare for peace, not war. In the preliminary party programs, no party in the Storting is in favor of disarmament.

"You are my creator, but I am your lord – obey!"

FRANKENSTEIN: About killer drones, artificial intelligence and Frankenstein. It has become easier to fight – and more dangerous. If, or when, the machines themselves take over, humanity may suddenly be on the wrong side of the table.

The destruction, death and militarization of everyday life

NECROPOLITICS: Leaving millions of people to starvation, epidemics, war and flight.

Arms exports: A shameful political theater

NRK Radioteatret: Made in Norway – For security and peace

WAR INDUSTRY: When the oil age is over, we can live off war – if we turn right. Drama series Made in Norway raises ethical issues for the Norwegian arms industry.

On the health loose for the fatherland

Kelvin Kyung Kun Park: Army

MILITARY SERVICE: Kelvin Kyung Kun Parks Army offers an insight into South Korea's first-time service, where the individual is given a collective identity.

Everyday life in Kabul

Aboozar Amini: Kabul, City in the Wind

AFGHANISTAN: In the capital Kabul, which only gets international attention when suicide bombers attack, director Aboozar Amini is a fly on the wall in the lives of ordinary people.

"Fuck you, Bashar"

Feras Fayyad: The Cave

SYRIA: Feras Fayyad's new documentary shows people's courage, resilience and solidarity in a hospital during the bombing.

Criminal networks eradicate wild species

Richard Ladkani: Sea of ​​Shadows

ILLEGAL CATCH: Chinese mafia trades in swim bladders from fish, Mexican fishermen are pressured into criminal activities and the police are terrified.

The culture of the future of the future and Abiy Ahmed

COMMENT: In the future, people and governments are assumed to have learned enough to be able to handle conflicts without weapons and enemy thinking. Whether we will ever get there, we do not know, but the possibility exists, and how it will be, depends on our choices.

The world's hardest turning point

WAR AND ENVIRONMENT: The military-economic complex is a giant environmental sinner.

Gaza is like mercury

GAZA: Can the proposed US solution with land redistribution and an expansion of the Gaza Strip end the conflict in the Middle East?

The US plans were real – but the defense minister still won't respond

ORIENTERING 6. SEPTEMBER 1969: On Monday last week, the West German magazine "Stern" reported that it had received a secret American plan for e.g. ABC warfare in Europe. It states in detail how nuclear, chemical and biological weapons will be used in both Western and Eastern Europe. According to Arbeiderbladet, this has attracted "considerable attention" on the continent.

Beauty in the ruins

Boris B. Bertram: Photographer of War

THE WAR REPORTER: Jan Grarup's work as a photographer has brought him to conflict zones and disasters around the world – from Darfur to Haiti. He juggles life on the front lines of family life.

The freedom that was won – and lost

Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts: For the same

THE WAR IN SYRIA: A filmmaker begins to document a celebration of freedom in Aleppo, but ends up documenting the fatal consequences of this very dream.

Deputy wars' hidden interests

Eli Berman, David A. Lake: Proxy Wars. Suppressing Violence through Local Agents

: PROXY WARS: The United States and Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia have an indirect involvement in conflicts that are something quite different from conventional warfare.

Blackwater – from Iraq to Venezuela

SOLDIERS: What are the consequences of "outsourcing" the war in such a sensitive area as the Middle East?

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".

Breaking the silence of the Lebanese civil war

Daniele Rugo, Abi Weaver: About a War

THE WAR IN LEBANON: About a War shows how understanding history can contribute to reconciliation and progress in a society where it is still taboo to talk about the past.

About the Migration Filmmaker

Élodie Lélu: Lettre à Theo

MIGRATION: In Lettre à Theo ("Letter to Theo"), director Élodie Lélu explores the visions and work of the late Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos related to the refugee crisis in Greece.

The abyss of peace

ORIENTERING 22. FEBRUARY 1969: Report from Iron Mountain is a scary satire that hits American social sciences and the armaments industry. The research report is a fictional document that shows what would happen if peace broke out, and concludes in a sober scientific language that war is a necessity for our social system. In this way, the book – which has now been published in Norwegian as Fakkel-bok fra Gyldendal – can also be read as a shocking revelation of habitual thinking and war preparations. The Danish author Carl Scharnberg chooses to read the book as an authentic and serious document and gives in this article a summary of the «research results».

Gaza: A silk thread separates life from death

ISRAEL-PALESTINA: For people in the Gaza Strip, hope is running out.

Post-traumatic growth

Gudmund Waaler, Gerry Larsson, Sofia Nilsson: Violence and life-threatening – Norwegian and Swedish war experiences from Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN: Does field priest and researcher Gudmund Waaler have anything new to add in a new book about soldiers' reactions to being at war?

Camera women in the firing line

PHOTOGRAPHY: A varied selection of talented war photographers is highlighted from oblivion in two new exhibitions at the Preus Museum: Wartime (1935–1950) and Lee Miller.