The NORM project aims at finding out how China’s Digital Silk Road shapes the digital world order and its norms, and the agency that recipient developing countries exercise in response. This is one out of five PRIO projects that today have received funding from the Research Council of Norway.
The second issue in 2017 the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is now out.
The lead story in this issue includes an interview with researchers Christine Amisi (ICART) and Gudrun Østby (PRIO) about their research on support programmes for survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kaja Borchgrevink has defended her thesis today, 9 June 2017 'With Faith in Development: Islamic Charity as Development in Practice?' at Department of International Environment and Development Studies Noragric, Faculty of Landscape and Society at NMBU Ås Campus.
Her trial lecture:
Is women's apparently increasing involvement in religious life, including piety movements and religio-political organisations, likely to contribute to egalitarian social change in southern Asia?
This book, published by Cambridge University Press, challenges the view, common among Western scholars, that precolonial India lacked a tradition of military philosophy. It traces the evolution of theories of warfare in India from the dawn of civilization, focusing on the debate between Dharmayuddha (Just War) and Kutayuddha (Unjust War) within Hindu philosophy.
Kaushik Roy is a senior researcher at PRIO's Centre for the Study of Civil War, and a Reader in History at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India.
Book Chapter in Warfare and Politics In South Asia from Ancient to Modern Times
Book Chapter in Power, Law, and Maritime Order In the South China Sea
Journal Article in Strategic Analysis
Journal Article in Diaspora Studies