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Protection of civilians: Why they die in US strikes

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?

Servants of the nation, defenders of la patria: The Bolivarian Militia in Venezuela

The formation of the Bolivarian militia has sparked significant controversy in Venezuela and beyond, reflecting the polarization in the country between supporters and opponents of the governments of Chávez and his predecessor, Nicholas Maduro.

Tunisias uavklarte overgang?

Den Tunisiske kvartetten for Nasjonal Dialog fikk Nobels fredspris for sitt demokratiseringsarbeid etter den arabiske våren. Ikke minst utmerket de seg gjennom bidraget med å få i havn landets nye grunnlov, som har vært nær ved å strande flere ganger. Kvartetten for Nasjonal Dialog har uten tvil spilt en viktig rolle i arbeidet med den nye grunnloven. Men har de mest av alt bidratt til å forflytte problemet til domstolene? Mye tyder på at tunisierne enda har de tøffeste debattene foran seg.

Noradbloggen

Fredskorpset i spagaten mellom UD og sivilsamfunnet?

Styrking av sivilsamfunnet i sør har vært en overordnet målsetting for utvekslingene i regi av Fredskorpset. En ny evaluering konkluderer med at dette målet ikke har blitt nådd. Seniorforsker Elling Tjønneland etterlyser nye og klare målsettinger og retninger for Fredskorpsutvekslingen.

The rise and fall of the mining royalty regime in Zambia

Zambia has a long history of disputed changes of the mining tax regime with damaging effects on the working relations between the Government and the mining sector. This this Brief examines the dramatic changes and discusses what it takes to ensure a sustainable tax framework and taxpayers' trust.

Is Fredskorpset an effective instrument for strengthening civil society in developing countries?

FK does more for individual participants, than for civil society in developing countries, concludes a CMI evaluation of FK Norway.

Edited Book

Palestinian refugees: Identity, space and place in the Levant (Arabic edition)

Jaber Suleiman, Are Knudsen and Sari Hanafi (2015) Doha, Qatar: The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

CMI Brief

The Added Value of Value Added Tax: People are more willing to pay tax

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad,Thor Olav Iversen (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 2) 4 p.

Mon 15 Feb 09:00 - 16:00

The Syrian War

The Syrian chaos triggered in 2011 is presently the world’s #1 problem. Join UofB's one day conference on the Syrian War on 15 February.

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16
Feb
Åpent møte
Lista til Listhaug

Som svar på økninga i asylankomster presenterte innvandrings- og integreringsminister Sylvi Listhaug (FrP) i romjula en liste med forslag som skal bidra til å stramme inn asylpolitikken i Norge. IMER Bergen og CMI inviterer til debattmøte om innstramningsforslagenes praktiske konsekvenser.

24
Feb
Frukostforum
Terrorlovgivning

Politiet og PST har fått stadig vidare fullmakter til å nytta skjulte tvangsmidlar mot den som ein mistenkjer kan ha planar om terrorhandlingar ein gong i framtida. Kva effektar og bieffektar har terrorlovgjevinga?

2
Mar
Open lecture
What is terrorism?

Terrorism dominates the news as violent attacks hurt random civilians and provoke strong reactions and condemnations across the globe. Fighting terror is high on the political agenda. But what is terrorism?

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre


CMI's blog on women's rights

Country programmes

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.

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