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Journal Article | Jan 2020

A critical look at civil society and peace building in Sudan (in arabic)

Munzoul Assal (2020)
in Bulletin of Sudanese Studies
CMI Report | 2017

Family law reform in Sudan: competing claims for gender justice between sharia and women’s human rights

This paper focuses on family law reform in Sudan-a country that has been in a state of perpetual conflict that stretches back long before its independence in 1956. The signing...
Samia El Nagar, Liv Tønnessen (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2017:5) 28 p.
Sudan Report | 2017

Traditional, but changing, cultural norms: Rural community views on child marriage in Algadaref State, Sudan

This report investigates child marriage in Algadaref State, located in Sudan’s eastern region. Child marriage is a human rights violation affecting children’s and women’s rights to health, education, equality, non-discrimination,...
Samia El Nagar, Ibtisam al-Jack, Liv Tønnessen (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Report SR 2017:4) 44 p.
Journal Article | 2017

The Southern Transitional Council: Implications for Yemen's Peace Process

Analysis of the creation of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in South Yemen based on predominantly Arabic-language sources, and an assessment of potential impact on Yemen's peace process.
Robert Forster (2017)
in Middle East Policy vol. 24 no. 3 pp. 133-144
Sudan Report | 2017

Girls, Child Marriage, and Education in Red Sea State, Sudan: Perspectives on Girls’ Freedom to Choose

Child marriage is any formal marriage or informal union where one or both parties are under 18 years of age. Child marriage affects both boys and girls, but disproportionately affects...
Samia El Nagar, Sharifa Bamkar, Liv Tønnessen (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Report SR 2017:3) 67 p.
Edited Book | 2017

Civil-military relations in Lebanon: Conflict, cohesion and confessionalism in a divided society

First book to examine civil-military relations in post-Arab Spring Lebanon This volume examines Lebanon’s post-2011 security dilemmas and the tenuous civil-military relations. The Syrian civil war has strained the Lebanese Armed...
Are John Knudsen and Tine Gade (2017)
Palgrave Macmillan 155 p.
Book Chapter | 2017

Syria's refugees in Lebanon: Brothers, burden and bone of contention

The Syrian civil war has displaced more than one million Syrians as refugees in Lebanon. Lebanon has not set up formal camps, but instituted a “non–camp” approach, meaning that nearly...
Are John Knudsen (2017)
in Rosita di Peri, Daniel Meier: Lebanon Facing the Arab Uprisings: Between Internal Challenges and External Constraints. London: Palgrave Macmillan pp. 135-154
Edited Book | 2016

Media and Political Contestation in the Contemporary Arab World

This book addresses the role that various media have in the shaping and active contestation of particular conflicts and political agendas in the Arab world, and the socio-political dynamics generated...
Lena Jayyusi and Anne Sofie Roald (2016)
CMI Report | 2016

Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015 (in Arabic)

This is an Arabic translation of the CMI report Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015, published in November 2015.  The English version can be found...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:10)
Edited Book | 2016

Oil States in the New Middle East. Uprisings and stability

Oil has been central to regime survival for oil states across the Arabian Peninsula and has been at the heart of their attempts to defuse the wave of Arab revolutions....
Kjetil Selvik, Bjorn Olav Utvik (2016)
New York: Routledge (Routledge studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government)
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

From a Temporary Emergency Shelter to an Urbanized Neighborhood: The Abu Shoak IDP Camp in North Dārfūr

Introduction In early 2003, two rebel movements (the Sudanese Liberation Army and the Justice and Equality Movement) launched an insurgency against the rule in Khartoum. Supported by Janjaweed tribal militias, the...
Dr. Osman Mohamed Osman Ali and Ust. Ali Mohamed Mahmoud (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:3) 14 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Trial of the Status Quo: The Politics of Mediated Justice in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

 The Lebanese media landscape is widely acknowledged to be a battleground for privatized outlets aligned with political elites. Each outlet vies for hegemony in a crowded and competitive marketplace of...
Sari Hanafi, Are John Knudsen, Robert Flahive (2016)
in Arab Studies Journal, 24(1): 68-88
CMI Report | 2016

Unfulfilled hopes. The quest for a minimum marriage age in Yemen, 2009–2014

The project Women’s Human Rights and Law Reform in the Muslim World seeks to map family and criminal law reforms in the period 1995-2015 in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco,...
Anne K. Bang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:3)
CMI Insight | 2016

The Sudan Armed Forces and Prospects of Change

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has a long history of siding with civil protestors in times of national political crisis. In recent years, waves of popular protests, often called the...
Atta El-Battahani (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2016:3) 9 p.
Edited Book | 2016

Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region

The Arab Uprisings have brought renewed attention to the role of the military in the MENA region, where they are either the backbone of regime power or a crucial part...
Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd (eds.) (2016)
Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 334 p.
Book | 2016

An Annotated Bibliography of Social Research on the Nuba Mountains

It was possible for this volume to come together in a few months only because of previous efforts of long-time colleagues in my research on the Nuba Mountains, most of...
Enrico Ille (ed.) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Journal Article | 2015

Framed Justice: The Politics of Media for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

[English abstract] The Lebanese media landscape is widely acknowledged to be a battleground for privatized outlets aligned with political elites. Each outlet vies for hegemony in a crowded and competitive...
Sari Hanafi, Are John Knudsen, Robert Flahive (2015)
in Arab Journal for Political Science vol. 45-46 pp. 89-109
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan (in Arabic)

This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in the National Assembly represent women's interests, paying special attention to legislative...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2015)
Journal Article | 2015

Print media liberalization and electoral coverage bias in Kuwait

The article discusses the political effect of print media liberalization in Kuwait based on content analysis of Arabic language newspapers in the 2009 parliamentary election. The analysis found no systematic...
Kjetil Selvik, Jon Nordenson and Tewodros Kebede (2015)
in The Middle East Journal vol. 69 no. 2 pp. 255-276
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Lost in Translation. Understanding the Nuba as a Movement Between Epistemic Territories – between difference and sameness, between contingency and continuity

The paper is a broad discussion focusing on the Nuba people of the Sudan. The starting point for the reflections is the issue of “translation” in which the author argues...
Leif Manger (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:2) 36 p.