The US military strike that devastated the MSF hospital in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan on 3 October generated profound, if short-lived, outrage in much of the world. The US government promised an investigation, and in late October appointed a military panel to do so. Yet its investigation is unlikely to address the more fundamental questions this attack raises: Why have US-airstrikes repeatedly produced catastrophic cases of “collateral damage” in Afghanistan?
I gamle dager var flyktninger alltid langt borte, i svart-hvitt. Nå følger vi flukten direkte på sosiale medier.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been criticised for being too broad and vague. What are the chances of success?
Legislation is a widely used tool for increasing the number of women in politics. But laws seeking to promote gender parity come short in facing the ‘sociological realities’ in Senegal, as the case of the holy city of Touba shows.
-A 'good' natural resource tax regime is one that does not undermine - or strangle - the development of the ordinary tax system, says CMI researcher Odd-Helge Fjeldstad. Different segments of the tax system 'interfere' with each other. If the most resourceful companies and individuals do not contribute with tax revenue due to tax avoidance and exemptions, this will affect the taxpaying behaviour of others.
Nå kan du nominere bidragene som har utmerket seg i 2014/2015. Vinneren blir tildelt Chr. Michelsens pris for fremragende utviklingsforskning. Prisen er på kr 50 000.
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide (2015) London: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
Jaber Suleiman, Are Knudsen and Sari Hanafi (2015) Doha, Qatar: The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad,Thor Olav Iversen (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 2) 4 p.
Angola - analysis of economic and political developments. Research co-operation with CEIC, Angola.
Sudan - ARUSS: Assisting regional universities in Sudan and South Sudan
Tanzania as a future petro-state: Prospects and challenges. Research co-operation with Repoa, Tanzania.
Voice of China - The Voice of China in Africa - Media and soft power.