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Friday, 23 Jan 2015

Surveillance Under Control?

New Blog Post by Nils Petter Gleditsch

​We cannot make do without surveillance, and even political actors must expect to be kept under observation if they espouse extreme positions. But we must keep surveillance under control. In this blog post, Nils Petter Gleditsch gives a personal account of illegal surveillance, as well as pointing out some ways of protecting citizens against this.

Read more at the PRIO blog.


Friday, 23 Jan 2015

Are Norwegian Oil Companies making Civil Wars More Likely?

New blog post by Ragnhild Belbo

​East Africa has become the latest hotspot for oil-and-gas discoveries, but the reserves are located in countries characterized by weak state institutions and social unrest. A number of African countries – several of them with significant Norwegian assistance – are on the threshold of becoming major producers of oil and gas. Does this mean that Norwegian companies are contributing to increase the risk of civil war in these countries?

Read more at the PRIO blog.


Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015

A Third Palestinian Intifada?

New Blog Post by Jacob Høigilt

The level of conflict in Jerusalem is now so high that more and more people are talking of a “Third Intifada” – a new popular uprising by Palestinians against the Israeli occupation – that would be centred in Jerusalem. In fact, there is little to suggest that a Third Intifada is imminent, but it does seem likely that there will be an increase in violence and unrest in Jerusalem in the future.


Monday, 19 Jan 2015

Ukoha Ukiwo Visiting this Week

Upcoming Elections in Nigeria

​PRIO Global Fellow Ukoha Ukiwo is visiting PRIO this week (19-23. January). Ukoha holds a PhD in development studies from the University of Oxford. He is currently the Programme Manager at the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, a DFID funded initiative aimed at helping Nigerians better manage conflict and ensure a reduction in cases of violent conflict. He has also been Senior Lecturer at the Dept. of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt, and been a visiting scholar both at University of California, Berkley and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. 

While at PRIO Ukoha will work together with Gudrun Østby and Siri Aas Rustad with particular focus on the upcoming presidential election in Nigeria in early February. Ukoha will hold a seminar on this topic Friday 23rd at PRIO.


Thursday, 15 Jan 2015

PRIO Comments to the Terror in France

​​​Several PRIO researchers have written on different aspects of the recent terror in France. Please follow this link​ for a collection.


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