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CMI Working Paper | 2018

Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador

On 17 October 1992, as a consultant to the Commission on the Truth for El Salvador, I visited the village of Corinto to collect stories of ‘grave cases of violence’....
Stener Ekern (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:7) 19 p.
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 | 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
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
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
Journal Article | 2013

Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL): Impartial or Imposed International Justice?

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) was set up in 2007, under UN auspices to try those involved in the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. The...
Are John Knudsen, Sari Hanafi (2013)
in Nordic Journal of Human Rights vol. 31 no. 2 pp. 176-200
Book Chapter | 2012

Special tribunal for Lebanon: Homage to Hariri?

Are Knudsen (2012)
in Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr, eds.: Lebanon after the Cedar revolution. London: C. Hurst pp. 219-233
Edited Book | 2012

Lebanon After the Cedar Revolution

A comprehensive look at contemporary Lebanon and the ongoing attempts by Israel, Syria and Iran to influence its domestic affairs. Lebanon is the prisoner of its geography and its history, a...
Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr (2012)
London: Hurst 323 p.
CMI Brief | 2011

Special tribunal for Lebanon: Either peace or justice?

On 14 February 2005, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 members of his staff and security detail were killed by a massive bomb in downtown Beirut. The murder gave...
Are John Knudsen (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 1) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2010

Acquiescence to assassinations in post-civil war Lebanon?

This article analyses political assassinations in post-civil war Lebanon. Targeted assassinations intensified during the transitional period from war to peace (1989-91), and peaked after the murder of former prime minister...
Are John Knudsen (2010)
in Mediterranean Politics vol. 15 no. 1 pp. 1-23
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2006

Fra Attentat til Ambassadeangrep - Libanon ett År etter Drapet på Hariri

Beirut, april 2005: Den aldrende taxisjåføren Fouad styrer den gamle mercedesen sikkert gjennom de trange sidegatene, kikker inn i bakspeilet og smiler: "Da Syria trakk seg ut av Libanon drakk...
Are Knudsen (2006)
Bergens Tidende 16.02.06
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2005

Rafiq Hariri - Milliadær og Martyr

"Libanons styrke er dets svakhet" blir det sagt. Det brutale mordet på landets mest framstående politiker, tidligere statsminister Rafiq Hariri, viser med all mulig tydelighet at landets svakhet ikke lenger...
Are Knudsen (2005)
Bergens Tidende 20. januar
Master's Thesis | 2005

Strained Fraternity. Identity Formations, Migration and Social Transformation among Sri Lankan Tamils in Tamil Nadu, India

This dissertation deals with the situation of the Sri Lankan refugees who have fled to the Indian State of Tamil Nadu - primarily due to the escalating civil war. Their...
Nicolay Paus (2005)
Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Cand.Polit. Degree in Social Anthropology. Bergen: University of Bergen. Department of Social Anthropology 255 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2005

Mot Maktskifte i Syria?

Forrige ukes FN-rapport slo fast at Syria medvirket i planleggingen og utførelsen av attentatet på den tidligere libanesiske statsministeren Rafiq al-Hariri. USA og Storbritannia krever at rapporten må få etterspill....
Liv Tønnessen (2005)
Bergens Tidende 29. 10.05
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2005

Syria: Libanons akilleshæl

Etter attentatet mot den tidligere libanesiske statsministeren Rafiq al-Hariri den 14. februar samt massive demonstrasjoner mot syrisk tilstedeværelse i Libanon, var media kvikt ute med å bruke ord som «fløyelsrevolusjon»,...
Liv Tønnessen og Kristian Boysen (2005)
Bergens Tidende 15.03.2005