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CMI Brief | 2020

Women’s informal peacebuilding in North East Nigeria

Ayesha Imam, Hauwa Biu and Maina Yahi (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:09) 6 p.
Journal Article | 2020

'He should learn that he cannot get a woman for free’: Male elopers and constructions of masculinity in the Afghan justice system

This article explores constructions of gender, masculinity, and class in moral crimes prosecutions, and their legal aftermaths in Afghanistan. It argues that the lack of attention to men in advocacy...
Torunn Wimpelmann, Aziz Hakimi, Masooma Sa'adat (2020)
in Men and Masculinities, March 2020
Journal Article | 2020

Islamic Neoliberalism for Jordan's Islamic Action Front in Islamic Banking and Finance

There is a paradox: why are there so many political and economic Islamic actors in the Middle East but not a large willingness on their part to adopt and promote...
Sarah Ann Tobin (2020)
in Politics and Religion vol. 13 no. 4 pp. 768-795
Book Chapter | 2020

Women, Corruption and Wasta in Jordan – A Case Study in Female Elected Representatives

David Jackson, Sarah Tobin, Jennifer Eggert (2020)
in Ina Kubbe, Aiysha Varraich: Corruption and Informal Practices in the Middle East and North Africa. Routledge pp. 172-187
Journal Article | 2020

Manly merchants: commerce, mobility and masculinity among Afghan traders in Eurasia

Magnus Marsden (2020)
in Anthropology of the Middle East
Journal Article | 2019

The Limits of Law: Abortion in the Middle East and Northern Africa

Irene Maffi and Liv Tønnessen (2019)
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 1-6
Journal Article | 2019

The New Lost Boys of Sudan

Currently, around seven million people are affected by migration and displacement to, from, and through Sudan. Nearly one million people are seeking refuge inside Sudan’s borders from neighboring and regional...
Sarah Tobin (2019)
in POMEPS Studies : Youth Politics in the Middle East and North Africa. vol. 36
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

Mujib dynasty retains control in Bangladesh

Across South Asia political dynasties are generally in decline. The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty of the Indian Congress Party and the Bhutto clan of the Pakistan People's Party are both deteriorating. But...
Inge Amundsen (2018)
East Asia Forum (Canberra, Australia ) 10.08.2018
CMI Brief | 2018

An increasing number of Muslim women in politics: A step towards complementarity, not equality

The number of Muslim women participating in political decision-making in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) is on the rise. This brief explores how Islamists in Sudan have interpreted...
Liv Tønnessen (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2018:3) 6 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

The ruins of Bangladesh’s LGBT community

What was once a fledgling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka is now destroyed. In 2014 and 2015 the Bangladeshi gay scene was...
Inge Amundsen (2018)
East Asia Forum, Australia 23.03.2018
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

Democracy decaying in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has taken yet another turn on its downwards spiral from democracy to authoritarianism. On 8 February 2018, a Bangladeshi judge convicted opposition leader Khaleda Zia — the nation’s former...
Inge Amundsen (2018)
East Asia Forum, 6 March 2018
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
CMI Brief | 2017

Paper tiger law forbidding FGM in Sudan

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in Sudan. Nine out of ten women have been subjected to this practice. In 2009, a proposed ban on FGM in the...
Liv Tønnessen, Samia El-Nagar, Sharifa Bamkar (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 7) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2017

Toward a Comprehensive Solution? Yemen's Two-Year Peace Process

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to intervene against the expanding threat of the Huthi insurgency in March 2015, the confiict in Yemen has left more than 7,500 killed and another 18.8...
Robert Forster (2017)
Forster, R. (2017). Toward a Comprehensive Solution? Yemen's Two-Year Peace Process. The Middle East Journal 71(3), 479-488. https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/666508.
Journal Article | 2017

Fishermen and Territorial Anxieties in China and Vietnam: Narratives of the South China Sea beyond the Nation Frame

In the geopolitical conflict over the South China Sea (SCS), fishers are at the center of Chinese and Vietnamese cartographic imaginations that define the sea as either “Chinese” or “Vietnamese”...
Edyta Roszko (2017)
in Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review vol. 6 no. 1 pp. 20-51
CMI Working Paper | 2017

Tribal representation & local land governance in India: A case study from the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya

In India, the Schedule Tribes have remained on the fringes of growth, but less so in the majority tribal areas of the North East. This has increased the interest in...
Kavita Navlani Søreide (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:4) 26 p.
Book Review | 2017

LOOK EAST TO ACT EAST

Anwesha Dutta (2017)
in Economic and Political Weekly vol. 52 no. 16
Journal Article | 2016

Death of a Statesman – Birth of a Martyr: Martyrdom and Memorials in Post–Civil War Lebanon

This (open access) article furthers the study of post-civil war memorialisation in Lebanon by analysing the trajectory of the late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri from statesman to martyr. This transformative...
Are John Knudsen (2016)
in Anthropology of the Middle East vol. 11 no. 2 pp. 1-17
CMI Brief | 2016

Marginalisation and Poverty in Rural Malanje, Angola

Rural Angola has gone through decades of hardships with war and economic marginalisation – culminating with the current economic crisis. This brief is about ten rural communities in the province...
Inge Tvedten, Gilson Lázaro (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 18) 4 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

South Sudan “arrivals” in the White Nile State (Sudan). Not citizens, not IDPs, not Refugees: What are they?

This paper discusses the living conditions of the so called “arrivals,”{1} South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, most of whom now reside in the White Nile State (58 %) and in...
Idris Salim ElHassan (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:7) 24 p.