The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.
By Bruno Oliveira Martins, Pinar Tank & Beste İşleyen, MidEast Policy Brief
Friday, 27 Jan 2023
Let’s keep Thucydides out of Russia’s war against Ukraine “Ukraine is confronted with a stark choice: fight on through a bitter winter with death raining from above, or initiate negotiations with Russia under unfavourable terms. Two-and-a-half millennia ago, the leaders of the Greek island of Melos confronted a similar choice.” ...
By Gregory M. Reichberg, Henrik Syse, Kirsi Marjaana Helkala, James Cook, George R. Lucas Jr. & Frank Pasquale
Wednesday, 25 Jan 2023
The war in Ukraine has changed the atmosphere and the dynamics within the UN Security Council. The five permanent members and veto powers of the Council distrust each other, and diplomats fear that the war will have long-lasting negative effects on other matters. How did Norway and the other elected ...
Tuesday, 24 Jan 2023
PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo on 5-7 June 2023. The application deadline is 28 February.
By Pavel K. Baev in Eurasia Daily Monitor
By Inger Skjelsbæk, Eirinn Larsen, Sigrun Marie Moss & Torunn L. Tryggestad in Internasjonal Politikk
Thursday, 19 Jan 2023
Global mining uses more than 57.000 km2 of land. This area is likely to expand in the coming years due to a rising mineral demand for low-carbon technologies. The more strategic minerals become, the more critical the land becomes below which they are found. This poses a number of challenges. ...
Thursday, 19 Jan 2023 14:00-16:00
Marek Thee (1918-99) was a fighter with a typewriter. He lived a dramatic life amidst some of the 20th century's most tragic conflicts. Welcome to a book launch!
Friday, 27 Jan 2023
Two events of profound, and maybe even decisive, importance for the outcome of the Ukraine war happened last week: the Davos gathering of the World Economic Forum and the meeting of top defense officials from some 50 members of the Western coalition at the Ramstein air base in Germany. Russian ...
Thursday, 26 Jan 2023
Rohingya refugees make films about their struggle for education.
Monday, 23 Jan 2023
Norway’s term as an elected member of the UN Security Council ended on December 31, 2022, after two intensive years.
By Jørgen Jensehaugen in Internasjonal Politikk
Friday, 20 Jan 2023
Combat operations in Ukraine have largely contracted to a 10-mile battleground between Bakhmut and Soledar. During this fierce fighting, the command structure of Russia’s “special military operation” was suddenly upgraded on January 11. General Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian General Staff, is now in charge, and the previous ...