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People

Anja Sletteland

Anja Sletteland

Visiting Researcher

Bruno Oliveira Martins

Bruno Oliveira Martins

Senior Researcher

Elizabeth Sellwood

Elizabeth Sellwood

Research Associate

Håvard Mokleiv Nygård

Håvard Mokleiv Nygård

Senior Researcher (on leave)

Hilde Henriksen Waage

Hilde Henriksen Waage

Research Professor

Idunn Kristiansen

Idunn Kristiansen

Researcher & Managing Editor, Journal of Peace Research

Jacob Høigilt

Jacob Høigilt

Research Professor

Jørgen Jensehaugen

Jørgen Jensehaugen

Senior Researcher

Trude Strand

Trude Strand

Researcher

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2019) Smokescreen Diplomacy: Excluding the Palestinians by Self-Rule, The Middle East Journal 73(2): 224–241.
Høigilt, Jacob (2019) The futility of rights‐based humanitarian aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Disasters. DOI: 10.1111/disa.12334.
Waage, Hilde Henriksen & Jørgen Jensehaugen (2018) Å forhandle bort Palestina [Negotiating away Palestine], Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier 16(2): 142–153.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2016) Interpreting EU–Israel relations: a contextual analysis of the EU’s Special Privileged Partnership proposal, Cambridge Review of International Affairs 29(1): 151–170.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2015) ‘A Sense of Urgency’: The EU, EU Member States and the Recognition of the Palestinian State, Mediterranean Politics 20(2): 281–287.
Gürel, Ayla & Laura Le Cornu (2014) Can Gas Catalyse Peace in the Eastern Mediterranean?, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs 49(2): 11–33.
Heian-Engdal, Marte; Jørgen Jensehaugen & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2013) ‘Finishing the Enterprise’: Israel's Admission to the United Nations, International History Review 35(3): 465–485.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen; Marte Heian-Engdal & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2012) Securing the State: From Zionist Ideology to Israeli Statehood, Diplomacy & Statecraft 23(2): 280–303.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2012) Coercive Diplomacy: Israel, Transjordan and the UN—a Triangular Drama Revisited, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 39(1): 79–100.
Waage, Hilde Henriksen (2011) The Winner Takes All: The 1949 Island of Rhodes Armistice Negotiations Revisited, Middle East Journal 65(2): 279–304.

Monograph

Edited Volume

Reichberg, Gregory M.; & Henrik Syse, eds, (2014) Religion, War, and Ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Gürel, Ayla & Harry Tzimitras (2016) Cyprus Settlement Negotiations: From Euphoria to Reality, Turkish Policy Quarterly 15(1): 51–63.

Popular Article

Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2018) Hva Trump må lære av Jimmy Carter [What Trump must learn from Jimmy Carter], NRK Ytring, 17 October.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2018) Et tvetydig forhold [An ambiguous relationship], Dagens Nærinsliv, 24 April.

PRIO Report

Gürel, Ayla; Harry Tzimitras; & Hubert Faustmann, eds, (2016) Global Energy Debates and the Eastern Mediterranean, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 1. Cyprus: PRIO Cyprus Centre.

PRIO Policy Brief

Klein, Menachem (2011) The Israeli Perspective on the Two-State Solution, PRIO Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Tanchum, Michael (2015) A New Equilibrium: The Republic of Cyprus, Israel and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean Strategic Architecture, Occasional Paper Series. Cyprus: PRIO Cyprus Centre and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Report - Other

Ellinas, Charles; Harry Tzimitras; & John Roberts (2016) Hydrocarbon Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Case for PragmatismWashington DC: Atlantic Council, Global Energy Center and Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.
Olsson, Louise; Karen Hostens; Inger Skjelsbæk; & Elise Fredrikke Barth (2004) Gender Aspects of Conflict Interventions: Intended and Unintended Consequences, Report to Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Oslo.

Blog Posts

Trump calls, Israel answers

Posted by Jørgen Jensehaugen on Friday, 16 August 2019

On Thursday President Trump made the unprecedented move to use a foreign power to punish domestic political actors. He tweeted that Israel should bar two congresswomen from entering the country. Prior to this tweet Prime Minister Netanyahu had decided that the congresswomen should be allowed to enter, but after the ... Read more »

Israel and the UN – a Relationship on Israel’s Terms

Posted by Jørgen Jensehaugen on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

It is claimed that the UN created Israel. This is only true subject to major reservations, and the relationship between the two is extremely complicated. On 14 May 2018, Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary, and in May this year it will be 70 years since the country became a member ... Read more »

I Am a Friend of Israel. And I Can't Accept Its Indiscriminate Violence Against Palestinians in Gaza

Posted by Torkel Brekke on Monday, 4 June 2018

The political leadership in Israel often uses the concept of “friend” and “enemy.” Other countries also use those concepts from time to time, but it seems that they are particularly prevalent in Israeli political language. For instance, Prime Minister Netanyahu talks of “true friend” Donald Trump, “close friend” Narendra Modi ... Read more »

With Orwell to the West Bank

Posted by Marte Heian-Engdal on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The United States under President Trump is not the only place where the rule of law is currently being put to the test. In early February hundreds of Israeli police officers battled on the West Bank with hundreds of determined young protesters armed with stones. Sixteen police officers were injured ... Read more »

Between the Mosque and the Temple Mount

Posted by Trond Bakkevig on Friday, 27 February 2015

Unrest on and around the Al Aqsa Mosque/Temple Mount in Jerusalem last autumn caused the Palestinian president, Mahmood Abbas, to warn that the conflict between Israel and Palestine could escalate into a religious war.  The site has extremely powerful national and religious symbolic value for both Palestinians and Israelis. Jordanian ... Read more »

A Third Palestinian Intifada?

Posted by Jacob Høigilt on Monday, 19 January 2015

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 ... Read more »

"Double Effect" in Gaza

Posted by Henrik Syse on Thursday, 21 August 2014

Recent weeks have shown us – yet again – how complex and terrible war is. We can all agree that terrorism and brutal fanaticism must be met with robust responses. But it is easy to say that one must do “something” (not to mention that one must do “more”). When ... Read more »

Research Apartheid

Posted by Anja Sletteland on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Academia has become its own battleground in the Israel-Palestine conflict. As a scholar of the Israel-Palestine conflict, I usually leave the Ben Gurion Airport with vivid images of checkpoints, separation barriers, demolished houses, crammed refugee camps, poverty, settlements, and soldiers. Earlier this summer, before the war broke out in Gaza, ... Read more »

Israel and Hamas are Both Just Winging It

Posted by Erica Chenoweth on Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Israel is more than three weeks into Operation Protective Edge. With over 1328 Palestinians and 59 Israelis dead, numerous commentators have weighed in on what each side hopes to gain from the current violence. On the Israeli side, the stated military goal is to permanently diminish Hamas’ capacity and willingness ... Read more »

Ein Hijleh: A new Boost for the Popular Resistance

Posted by Jacob Høigilt on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The grassroots popular resistance movement in the West Bank continues its strategy of reclaiming Palestinian land to highlight how Israel slowly annexes big parts of the West Bank. This time they did not establish a new village, like the case was in early 2013, with Bab al-Shams and its offshoots. ... Read more »

Diplomatic and Real Realities in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Posted by Jacob Høigilt on Friday, 25 October 2013

Over the last few years I have encountered a number of professional Western diplomats who express their disbelief in any serious Israeli intention of achieving peace with the Palestinians. To be sure, these diplomats also fault the Palestinian leadership for their ability to bungle almost any initiative and opportunity they ... Read more »

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