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Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015

Vacancy: Communicator @ PRIO!

PRIO’s small, but ambitious, communication team is looking for a new fellow communicator! Application deadline 20 February. Please help us share this opportunity!

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Monday, 26 Jan 2015

Boko Haram Interview

​​Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, specialist on Nigeria, and PRIO Global Fellow, analyses the multiplication and intensification of the Islamist group Boko Haram's deadly attacks at the outset of this year in an interview for Libération by Jean-Louis le Touzet.​

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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.

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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?

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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.

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