Arne Strand

Centre Manager, PRIO Cyprus Centre

Arne Strand
Arne Strand left PRIO in 2009. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

​Involved in the CMI-USIP-PRIO project Achieving Durable Peace in Afghanistan.

Background

External homepage: 

Please see Arnes staff page at CMI for up to date information.

 

Working experience:

2007-2009: Centre Manager, PRIO Cyprus Centre
1997-2006: Researcher at Chr.Michelsen Institute, Bergen
1993-1997: Deputy Director for Norwegian Church Aid in Kabul and Peshawar
1991-1992: Desk Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council
1988-1991: Director, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee, Peshawar

Arne Strand has long experience of directing Norwegian NGOs work in Afghanistan, including implementation of projects, needs and resource assessments, monitoring and evaluating of projects. He has been involved in developing management and professional capacities of Afghan national NGOs and in NGOs role in peacebuilding.

During recent years he has been team leader of several evaluations in Afghanistan, reviewing the operations and strategies of UN agencies, NGOs and NGO consortiums. He has participated in several international studies of Humanitarian Mine Action, the peaceprocess in Aceh (Indonesia) and NGO coordination in Sri Lanka.

He has directed and been teammember on a range of commissioned studies on Afghanistan in general and on Aid Coordination and Peacebuilding in particular, lead a WB study on Community Driven Development, and organised international conferences on peacebuilding and forced migration.

 

Education:

2004: PhD in Post-war Recovery Studies, University of York
1996: MA in Post-War Recovery Studies, University of York

Events

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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Strand, Arne (2009) The Smaller Issues Complicating the Larger Picture, The Cyprus Review 21(1): 187–192.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Kjell Erling Kjellman; Ananda S. Millard & Arne Strand (2003) Acting as One? Co-ordinating responses to the landmine problem, Third World Quarterly 24(5): 855–871.
Suhrke, Astri; Kristian Berg Harpviken & Arne Strand (2002) After Bonn: Conflictual Peacebuilding, Third World Quarterly 23(5): 875–891.

Book Chapter

Strand, Arne (2013) Perspectives of local violence : : revenge, mediation and conflict resolution, in Conrad Schetter, ed., Local Politics In Afghanistan : a Century of Intervention In the Social Order. London: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd (231–243).
Paasche, Erlend; Arne Strand & Are Knudsen (2013) War and Migration, in The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
Paasche, Erlend & Arne Strand (2012) En komparativ analyse av to landbaserte retur- og reintegreringsprogrammer : : hva fungerer (ikke) i reintegreringsfasen?, in Valenta, Marko; & Berit Berg, eds, Asylsøker: I Velferdsstatens Venterom. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget (205–224).
Strand, Arne (2009) The Role of Civil Society and Academia, in Auer, Andreas; & Vasiliki Triga, eds, A Constitutional Convention for Cyprus. Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag (111–115).
Kjellman, Kjell Erling; Arne Strand; Ananda S. Millard & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2004) Acting as One? Co-ordinating Responses to the Landmine Problem, in The Future of Humanitarian Mine Action. Basingstoke: Macmillan (79–95).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Harpviken, Kristian Berg & Arne Strand (2001) Afghanistan and the International Community: What Now?, Security Dialogue 32(4): 507–509.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg & Arne Strand (2001) Fenomenet Taliban: Mellom lokalopprør og internasjonal politikk [The Taliban Phenomenon: From Local Uprising to Internationalized Dispute], Internasjonal Politikk(4): 445–472.

Popular Article

Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Astri Suhrke & Arne Strand (2010) Tid for linjeskifte, Aftenposten, 3 July.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Arne Strand; Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary & Astri Suhrke (2008) Noreg bør læra av Danmark [Norway Should Learn from Denmark], Bergens Tidende, 1 September.
Suhrke, Astri; Arne Strand & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2008) En åpning mot fred [An Opening for Peace], Morgenbladet, 23 May.
Suhrke, Astri; Arne Strand & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2008) Taliban vinner fotfeste [Taliban Strengthens its Position], Aftenposten, 16 January.
Suhrke, Astri; Arne Strand & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2006) Veien til fred [The Path to Peace], Dagbladet, 21 November.
Strand, Arne & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2004) Sikkerheten for norske soldater i Afghanistan [The Security of Norwegian Soldiers in Afghanistan], Aftenposten, 6 September.
Suhrke, Astri; Arne Strand & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2004) Fred i Afghanistan [Peace in Afghanistan], Dagbladet, 4 April.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Astri Suhrke & Arne Strand (2002) Kampen om fredsgevinsten [The Fight for the Peace Prize], Dagbladet, 31 December.
Strand, Arne & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2001) Kampen om det nye Afghanistan [The Battle over the New Afghanistan], Dagbladet, 27 November.
Strand, Arne & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2001) Dei gode hjelparane [The Good Helpers], Bergens Tidende, 22 October.
Strand, Arne & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2001) Hvem får makten i post-Taliban Afghanistan? [Who Gets Power in Post-Taliban Afghanistan?], Aftenposten, 4 October.
Strand, Arne & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2001) Afghanistan:Gi makt til sivile [Afghanistan. Give Power to Civilians], Bistandsaktuelt (No. 8), 1 October.
Strand, Arne & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2001) Superterroristen Bin Ladens rolle? [The Role of Bin Laden, the Super-Terrorist], Bergens Tidende, 15 September.
Strand, Arne & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2001) Bare langsiktige løsninger? [Only Long-Term Solutions?], Bergens Tidende, 2 September.

Conference Paper

Strand, Arne (2007) Broadening the Diplomatic Approach: The Role of NGOs and ResearchersNicosia, 10–11 December.

Report - Other

Borchgrevink, Kaja; Kristian Berg Harpviken; Kanishka Nawabi; Mirwais Wardak; Astri Suhrke; & Arne Strand (2007) Disconnected and Discounted? Religious actors and Civil Society in Post - 2001 Afghanistan, PRIO-CPAU-CMI Policy Brief. Oslo/Bergen: PRIO/CPAU/CMI.

Report - External Series

Strand, Arne; Synnøve Bendixsen; Erlend Paasche; & Jessica Schultz (2011) Between Two Societies: Review of the Information, Return and Reintegration of Iraqi Nationals to Iraq (IRRINI) Programme, CMI Report, 4. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Suhrke, Astri; Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary; Aziz Hakimi; Kristian Berg Harpviken; Akbar Sarwari; & Arne Strand (2009) Conciliatory Approaches to the Insurgency in Afghanistan: An Overview, CMI Report, 1. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Strand, Arne; Arghawan Akbari; Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary; Kristian Berg Harpviken; Akbar Sarwari; & Astri Suhrke (2008) Return in Dignity, Return to What? Review of Voluntary Return Programme to Afghanistan, CMI Report, 6. Bergen: CMI.
Suhrke, Astri; Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary; Kristian Berg Harpviken; Akbar Sarwari; & Arne Strand (2008) Applied Social Science Research in Afghanistan: An Overview of the Institutional Landscape, CMI Report, 12. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Strand, Arne; & Kaja Borchgrevink (2006) Review of Norwegian Earthquake Assistance to Pakistan 2005 and 2006, 0, 18. Bergen.
Strand, Arne; Astri Suhrke; & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2004) Afghan Refugees in Iran: From Refugee Emergency to Migration Management, CMI Policy Brief. Bergen/Oslo: CMI/PRIO.
Suhrke, Astri; Kristian Berg Harpviken; & Arne Strand (2004) Conflictual Peacebuilding: Afghanistan Two Years after Bonn, CMI Report, 4. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Ask, Karin;Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Strand, Arne (2002) Afghanistan and Civil Society, CMI Commissioned Report, : CMI.
Suhrke, Astri; Kristian Berg Harpviken; & Arne Strand (2002) Peace-building Strategies for Afghanistan: Part I: Lessons from Past Experiences in Afghanistan, CMI Report, 9. Bergen: CMI.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Ananda S. Millard; & Arne Strand (2001) Sida's Contributions to Humanitarian Mine Action, Sida Evaluation. Stockholm: Sida.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Arne Strand; & Karin Ask (2001) Humanitarian Challenges in Afghanistan: Administrative Structures and Gender and Assistance, CMI Report, 4. Bergen: CMI.
Strand, Arne; Kristian Berg Harpviken; & Abdul Wasay Najimi (2001) Afghanistan: Current Humanitarian Challenges, CMI Report, 5. Bergen: CMI.