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security policy

Silently disciplining research

PRIO: Researchers who question the legitimacy of US wars, seem to experience being ousted from their positions in research and media institutions. The example presented here is from the Institute for Peace Research in Oslo (PRIO), an institution which historically has had researchers critical of wars of aggression – and who can hardly be labeled friends of nuclear arms.

Being threatened with death can make most people keep a low profile

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The opportunity to say something is always very limited, says MODERN TIMES 'regular writer in this essay about different authorities' use of force. Away from today's mass media, an "underground" network of intellectuals has now emerged, including experienced journalists, intelligence officers, renowned professors and politicians.

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.

Europe needs security for Russia, and security with Russia

: What can the Western bloc do to improve the cool relationship with the great power in the east, asks Manfred Huterer, diplomat at the German embassy in Warsaw. Is an open dialogue and mutual respect between the West and Russia possible?

The military – an environmental pollution

: Military activity threatens, ultimately, our entire existence.

security tyranny

: Our humanity is gradually being erased as security measures increase.