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People

Anja Sletteland

Anja Sletteland

Visiting Researcher

Are Hovdenak

Are Hovdenak

Researcher

Bruno Oliveira Martins

Bruno Oliveira Martins

Senior Researcher

Covadonga Morales Bertrand

Covadonga Morales Bertrand

Department Manager (on leave)

Elizabeth Sellwood

Elizabeth Sellwood

Research Associate

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

Therese Sefton

Therese Sefton

Research Assistant

Trude Strand

Trude Strand

Researcher

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2020) Terra morata: the West Bank in Menachem Begin’s worldview, Contemporary Levant 5(1): 54–63.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2019) A Palestinian window of opportunity? The PLO, the US and the Iranian hostage crisis, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13530194.2019.1661646.
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.
Høigilt, Jacob (2015) Fatah from Below: The Clash of Generations in Palestine, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 43(4): 456–471.
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.
Høigilt, Jacob (2014) Prophets in their own country? Hizb al-Tahrir in the Palestinian context, Politics, Religion & Ideology 15(4): 504–520.
Kverme, Kai & Jacob Høigilt (2012) Elsker, elsker ikke… Libanon, Palestina og Syria [Loves me, loves me not... Lebanon, Palestine and Syria], Internasjonal politikk 70(4): 520–528.
Tiller, Stian Johansen & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2011) Powerful State, Powerless Mediator: The United States and the Peace Efforts of the Palestine Conciliation Commission, 1949–51, International History Review 33(3): 501–524.

Book Chapter

Høigilt, Jacob (2015) Hizb al-Tahrir between Context and Ideology, in Adli Daana, ed., Islamic Hizb Ut-Tahrir In Palestine. Beirut: The Arab Institute For Research and Publishing (19–44).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Høigilt, Jacob (2016) Islam og islamisme i konflikten mellom Israel og palestinere, Religion og livssyn. Tidsskrift for Religionslærerforeningen i Norge 28(3): 6–12.

Popular Article

Fatafta, Marwa & Alaa Tartir (2020) Why Palestinians Need to Reclaim the PLO, Foreign Policy, 20 August.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2019) How the PLO served U.S. interests during the Iranian hostage crisis, Washington Post, 4 November.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2018) Hva Trump må lære av Jimmy Carter [What Trump must learn from Jimmy Carter], NRK Ytring, 17 October.
Tellander, Ebba (2016) Soldaten siktar rakt på mig [The soldier aims straight at me!], Dala-Demokraten, 21 November.
Tellander, Ebba (2016) The right to pray does not have an age limit, EAPPI Blog, 12 July.
Heian-Engdal, Marte & Jørgen Jensehaugen (2014) Vi bør følge Sverige [We should follow Sweden], Dagbladet, 6 November.

PRIO Report

Conference Paper

Høigilt, Jacob (2014) Fatah from below: The clash of generations in Palestine, presented at World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Ankara, 21 August.

PRIO Policy Brief

Jensehaugen, Jørgen; Bruno Oliveira Martins; Hilde Henriksen Waage & Júlia Palik (2020) A House Divided: EU Policy on the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, MidEast Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn (2020) Israel and COVID-19: The politics of health, security, and government formation, MidEast Policy Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.
Tartir, Alaa & Yara Hawari (2020) Palestine and COVID-19: Global Standards, Local Constraints, MidEast Policy Brief, 7. Oslo: PRIO.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen & Pinar Tank (2019) Kurdish and Palestinian Quests for Self-Determination, MidEast Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Høigilt, Jacob (2019) Aid without Rights? The Dilemma of Humanitarian Aid to the Palestinians, PRIO Policy Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.
Peoples, Mareah (2012) Egypt, the Rafah Border and the Prospects for Gaza, PRIO Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Tuastad, Dag Henrik (2012) Democratizing the PLO, PRIO Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.
Klein, Menachem (2011) The Israeli Perspective on the Two-State Solution, PRIO Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Hovdenak, Are (2010) Hamas in Gaza: Preparing for Long-term Control?, PRIO Policy Brief, 11. Oslo: PRIO.
Tuastad, Dag Henrik (2010) The Hudna: Hamas's Concept of a Long-term Ceasefire, PRIO Policy Brief, 9. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Gjerløw, Haakon & Jørgen Jensehaugen (2020) Dealing with COVID-19 in the Middle East, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Report - External Series

Ali, Nijmeh; Marwa Fatafta; Dana El Kurd; Fadi Quran; Belal Shobaki; Alaa Tartir; Marwa Fatafta; & Alaa Tartir, eds, (2020) Reclaiming The PLO, Re-Engaging Youth, Al-Shabaka Policy Circle Report. California: Al-Shabaka: the Palestinian Policy Network.
Høigilt, Jacob (2014) Why is there no third intifada? An analysis of youth activism in the West Bank, NEWME Reports, 5. Oslo: The University of Oslo.
Høigilt, Jacob; Akram Atallah; & Hani el-Dada (2013) Palestinian youth activism: new actors, new possibilities?, NOREF Report. Oslo: NOREF.
Christophersen, Mona; Jacob Høigilt; & Åge A. Tiltnes (2012) Palestinian youth and the Arab Spring, NOREF Report. Oslo: NOREF.

Newsletter

Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2016) Integrating Gender into Foreign Policy, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.

Blog Posts

Pompeo and the Two-State Swan Song

Posted by Jørgen Jensehaugen on Thursday, 19 November 2020

On 19 November 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the most senior US politician to officially visit an Israeli settlement on the occupied West Bank. This visit, and his ensuing statement that products from Israeli settlements can be labeled as “Made in Israel”, mark the swan song of ... Read more »

Biden Presidency, Palestine-Israel, and the Prospects for Peace

Posted by Alaa Tartir on Friday, 13 November 2020

The Biden Administration will be perceived differently by the various actors involved in the “Palestinian-Israeli conflict” and the so-called peace process. Yet, its position as a “dishonest broker for peace” will remain the constant variable, in line with previous US Administrations. It is not speculative to argue that the Biden ... Read more »

What a Biden Presidency Could Mean for the Middle East

Posted by Pinar Tank, Pavel Baev, Jørgen Jensehaugen, Kristian Berg Harpviken, Alaa Tartir, Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn & Zenonas Tziarras on Thursday, 12 November 2020

With a winner finally announced in the US election, researchers at the PRIO Middle East Centre present a few thoughts on what a Biden presidency could mean for the Middle East. What are likely to be the guiding foreign policy principles of a Biden administration and how will regional and ... Read more »

What should the world do about Israel’s proposed annexation of the West Bank?

Posted by Jørgen Jensehaugen on Thursday, 11 June 2020

Will Palestinians living in the annexed areas be offered Israeli citizenship, or will they become non-citizens within Israel? Israel’s new government will be able to  start annexing parts of the occupied West Bank as early as 1 July 2020. What should the world do about it? This is not the ... Read more »

Making a Regional Peacemaker

Posted by Jørgen Jensehaugen on Wednesday, 11 March 2020

On March 3 the PRIO-CSS Jordan seminar, “Preserving Spaces for Dialogue in the Middle East”, was situated by the shore of the Dead Sea. The view was both beautiful and thematically fitting, because while most people associate the Dead Sea with a rather exotic seaside tourist destination, and the Kingdom ... Read more »

“Peace to Prosperity”: The death knell of the U.S. as mediator in the Israel – Palestine conflict

Posted by Therese Sefton on Friday, 31 January 2020

Is the U.S. done as a mediator in the Israel-Palestinian conflict? Middle East scholars and analysts have argued for some years that the heyday of the two-state solution is over. The idea of it, at least in the minds of the international society, is very much alive. Regardless of all ... Read more »

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 »

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 »

A Bug in the System

Posted by Marte Heian-Engdal on Friday, 2 September 2016

Palestine does not exist on the map and is also not easy to find in the jam-packed schedules of diplomats working with the Middle East. A Twitter storm was unleashed a couple of weeks ago when rumours spread among pro-Palestinian activists that Google had removed Palestine from its mapping service. ... Read more »

A Predicted Tragedy

Posted by Jacob Høigilt on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The last time that the Palestinians staged a collective uprising in anger and frustration was in 2000. Why is there a new wave of violence now? The Palestinians have been betrayed by everyone: by their own leaders, by Israel, and by the international community. Their sense of hopelessness has bred ... 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 »

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 »

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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