Hilde Henriksen Waage's current main project is The Missing Peace:
Few adversaries have been enmeshed in a more vicious spiral of hostility than Israel, the Palestinians and their Arab neighbours. Except for the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt (1978) and the peace agreement with Jordan (1994) have countless efforts by individuals, organisations, large and small states to open up direct channels of dialogue ended in failure. The United States has for years been trying to stop the fighting over the land that Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab neighbours claim to be theirs. So has the United Nations. Why have all mediation attempts between these parties so far proved unsuccessful? What are the conditions that need to be met in order to have a solution that could be tolerated by them? Why isn't there any ongoing peace process? To what extent is third party intervention necessary or desirable? Have the many failed interventions lacked the necessary skill, the political will, the clout – or all three? Does perhaps the power asymmetry between a strong Israel, on the one hand, and the weak Arab states and Palestinians, on the other, explain the lack of any peaceful outcome?
By Magnus Seland Andersson & Hilde Henriksen Waage
Tuesday, 1 Jun 2021
2005-present: Professor of History, University of Oslo
2005-present: Researcher at PRIO in a part-time capacity
1996-2005: Deputy Director at PRIO
1995-2005: Senior Researcher at PRIO
2001-2003: Programme Leader, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Programme, PRIO
1992-1993: Acting Director at PRIO
2013-: Bachelor student in Modern Hebrew
1997: Dr. philos., University of Oslo (History)
1987: Cand.philol., University of Oslo (History)
1982: Cand. mag., University of Oslo
MidEast Policy Brief
Journal Article in Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier
Book Chapter in Ways Out of War: Peacemakers In the Middle East and Balkans
Book Chapter in Krig Og Fred I Det Lange 20. Århundre
Journal Article in International History Review
Journal Article in Diplomacy & Statecraft
Journal Article in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
The MidEast Policy Brief series was launched in late 2019. The series aims to disseminate timely and relevant research to the wider public on topics relating to the MENA region, and provide research-based policy advice. Three policy briefs have been published in the series. The first assesses the viability of Kurdish and Palestinian quests for self-determination, the second lays out misconceptions about the Yemen War, while the third scrutinizes the foundations of the EU policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In connection with the seminar Camp David at Forty – Lessons and Prospects PRIO is proud to present a unique primary source from the 1978 negotiations – the notes of US Middle East advisor William B. Quandt.
PRIO organized a seminar with Karin Aggestam, associate professor at Lund University and deputy member of PRIO's board. The seminar was be chaired by Hilde Henriksen Waage, who also also gave a comment to Aggestam's talk. The seminar was attended by 60 people.
The Palestinian Minister of Refugee Issues, Atef Adwan, visited PRIO on Monday 15 May. He was received by Director Stein Tønnesson and researchers from PRIO’s Middle East research program, led by Hilde Henriksen Waage.
Middle East expert Professor William B. Quandt has given two seminars in Oslo, invited by the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and the University of Oslo. Both seminars attracted audiences of close to 200.
The first seminar focused on ‘What Has Worked?’, the second on ‘What Has Not Worked?’. Both seminars were chaired by Hilde Henriksen Waage, Associate Professor (UiO) and Senior Researcher (PRIO).
PRIO and the University of Oslo organized two seminars with Professor Avi Shlaim of the University of Oxford. Both seminars were chaired by Hilde Henriksen Waage.
Avi Shlaim is one of the greatest capacities in research on the conflict in the Middle East. During his stay in Oslo, he gave two successful talks for audiences of 150-200 people.
As of 1 August 2005, Kristian Berg Harpviken will be the new deputy director at PRIO, while Åshild Kolås will take over the position as programme leader of the Conflict Resolution and Peace Building Programme (CRPB) at PRIO. The current deputy director, Hilde Henriksen Waage, will leave her full time position at PRIO to take up a position at the University of Oslo.
The final version of the synthesis report from the Joint Utstein Study of Peacebuilding is now available. The aim of the study was better implementation of existing policies on peacebuilding in the four original Utstein governments (Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK).