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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Publications

Recent publications

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;Kjellman, Kjell Erling;Millard, Ananda S.; & Strand, Arne (2003) Acting as One? Co-ordinating responses to the landmine problem , Third World Quarterly 24(5): 855–871.
Suhrke, Astri;Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Strand, Arne (2002) After Bonn: Conflictual Peacebuilding , Third World Quarterly 23(5): 875–891.

Book Chapter

Paasche, Erlend; Are Knudsen & Arne Strand (2013) War and Migration, in The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell .
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 (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 AcademiaA Constitutional Convention For Cyprus . (111–115).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Strand, Arne (2001) Afghanistan and the International Community: What Now? , Security Dialogue 32(4): 507–509.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (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;Suhrke, Astri; & Strand, Arne (2010) Tid for linjeskifte, Aftenposten, 3 July.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Strand, Arne;Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Torunn; & Suhrke, Astri (2008) Noreg bør læra av Danmark [Norway Should Learn from Denmark], Bergens Tidende, 1 September.
Suhrke, Astri;Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2008) En åpning mot fred [An Opening for Peace], Morgenbladet, 23 May.
Suhrke, Astri;Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2008) Taliban vinner fotfeste [Taliban Strengthens its Position], Aftenposten, 16 January.
Suhrke, Astri;Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2006) Veien til fred [The Path to Peace], Dagbladet, 21 November.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Strand, Arne (2004) Sikkerheten for norske soldater i Afghanistan [The Security of Norwegian Soldiers in Afghanistan], Aftenposten, 29 May.
Suhrke, Astri;Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Strand, Arne (2004) Fred i Afghanistan [Peace in Afghanistan], Dagbladet, 4 April.
Strand, Arne;Suhrke, Astri; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2002) Kampen om fredsgevinsten [The Fight for the Peace Prize], Dagbladet, 21 January.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Kampen om det nye Afghanistan [The Battle over the New Afghanistan], Dagbladet, 27 November.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Dei gode hjelparane [The Good Helpers], Bergens Tidende, 22 October.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Hvem får makten i post-Taliban Afghanistan? [Who Gets Power in Post-Taliban Afghanistan? ], Aftenposten, 4 october.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Afghanistan:Gi makt til sivile [Afghanistan. Give Power to Civilians], Bistandsaktuelt (No. 8), 24 October.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Superterroristen Bin Ladens rolle? [The Role of Bin Laden, the Super-Terrorist], Bergens Tidende, 15 September.
Strand, Arne; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (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 Researchers, presented at PCC Conference on Paths to Sustainable Diplomacy, , 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;Bendixsen, Synnøve;Paasche, Erlend; & Schultz, Jessica (2011) Between Two Societies: Review of the Information, Return and Reintegration of Iraqi Nationals to Iraq (IRRINI) Programme, CMI Report, 4. : Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Suhrke, Astri;Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Torunn;Hakimi, Aziz;Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Sarwari, Akbar; & Strand, Arne (2009) Conciliatory Approaches to the Insurgency in Afghanistan: An Overview, CMI Report, 1. : Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Suhrke, Astri;Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Torunn;Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Sarwari, Akbar; & Strand, Arne (2008) Applied Social Science Research in Afghanistan: An Overview of the Institutional Landscape, CMI Report, 12. : Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Strand, Arne;Akbari, Arghawan ;Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Torunn;Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Sarwari, Akbar; & Suhrke, Astri (2008) Return in Dignity, Return to What? Review of Voluntary Return Programme to Afghanistan , CMI Report, 6. : CMI.
Borchgrevink, Kaja; & Strand, Arne (2006) Review of Norwegian Earthquake Assistance to Pakistan 2005 and 2006, 0, 18. : .
Strand, Arne;Suhrke, Astri; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2004) Afghan Refugees in Iran: From Refugee Emergency to Migration Management, CMI Policy Brief, : CMI/PRIO.
Strand, Arne;Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Suhrke, Astri (2004) Conflictual Peacebuilding: Afghanistan Two Years after Bonn , CMI Report , 4. Chr. Michelsen Institute.
Strand, Arne;Suhrke, Astri; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2002) Peace-building Strategies for Afghanistan: Part I: Lessons from Past Experiences in Afghanistan, CMI Report, 9. : CMI.
Ask, Karin;Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Strand, Arne (2002) Afghanistan and Civil Society, CMI Commissioned Report, : CMI.
Strand, Arne; Kristian Berg Harpviken; & Abdul Wasay Najimi (2001) Afghanistan: Current Humanitarian Challenges, CMI Report, 5. Bergen: CMI.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg;Millard, Ananda S.; & Strand, Arne (2001) Sida's Contributions to Humanitarian Mine Action, Sida Evaluation, : Sida.
Strand, Arne;Ask, Karin; & Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2001) Humanitarian Challenges in Afghanistan: Administrative Structures and Gender and Assistance, CMI Report, 4. : CMI.