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Book | 2009

Violence and belonging: Land, love and lethal conflict in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan

Offers a new perspective on the causes of violence in Middle Eastern and other tribal Muslim communities. A rich ethnographic account of an area into which the war in Afghanistan is...
Are John Knudsen (2009)
Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (Monograph series no. 115) 224 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2009

Problemet er systemet

The Problem is the System (English version) Valgkrisen i Afghanistan var bisarre til det siste. President Hamaid Karzai – utskjelt som korrupt leder og valgfusker i stort format – ble utropt til...
Astri Suhrke and Arne Strand (2009)
Dagbladet 05.11.2009
CMI Report | 2009

Conciliatory approaches to the insurgency in Afghanistan: An overview

This report is a preliminary mapping of initiatives designed to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. It is a snapshot in time, focusing on practices or arrangements that were still...
Astri Suhrke, Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Aziz Hakimi, Kristian Berg Harpviken, Akbar Sarwari and Arne Strand (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 1) 46 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2008

Veien til fred: tilbake til Bonn

Norske journalister som dekket Jonas Gahr Støres besøk i Afghanistan nylig overså saken fullstendig, men for afghanske journalister var det førstesides oppslag: «Den norske regjeringen støtter forhandlinger med Taliban».Støre kom...
Astri Suhrke (2008)
Bergens Tidende 27.10.08
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2008

En åpning mot fred

Et veikart for fred i Afghanistan vil trolig se ut som en floke av tvetydige rutelinjer, men noen har i hvert fall begynt å tegne.I Afghanistan er Den Nasjonale forsoningskommisjonen...
Astri Suhrke, Arne Strand og Kristian Berg Harpviken (2008)
Morgenbladet 23.05.08
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2008

Taliban vinner fotfeste

TERROREN I AFGHANISTAN. I stadig flere områder opererer Taliban nå helt åpent. Det er klare tegn på at NATO er på vikende front i den afghanske opinion. Militær opptrapping? USA...
Astri Suhrke, Arne Strand, Christian Berg Harpviken (2008)
Aftenposten 16.01.08
Journal Article | 2008

Localised Islam in Northern Pakistan

As Clifford Geertz remarked in his Islam Observed (1968), the idea of a 'changing' religion is a contradiction in terms, as religion is fundamentally concerned with what is permanent and...
Are John Knudsen (2008)
in Nias Nytt No. 3 December p.32
U4 Issue | 2007

L'élaboration des politiques anti-corruption dans la pratique : Que peut-on apprendre en vue de la mis en oeuvre de l'Article 5 de la CNUCC? Rapport de synthèse des études de cas de six pays : Géorgie, Indonésie, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Tanzanie et...

La lutte contre la corruption est un défi dans n’importe quel contexte, parce que la corruption a beaucoup de visages et peut se produire dans de différentes formes à travers...
Karen Hussmann (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Report 2007:3) 68 p.
U4 Issue | 2007

Anti-corruption policy making in practice: What can be learned for implementing Article 5 of UNCAC? Synthesis report of six country case studies: Georgia, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Zambia

Fighting corruption is a challenge in any context, because corruption has many faces and can occur in different forms across all sectors and institutions of a country. The UN Convention...
Karen Hussmann (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Report 2007:2) 50 p.
U4 Issue | 2007

Anti-corruption policy making in practice: What can be learned for implementing Article 5 of UNCAC?

Fighting corruption is a challenge in any context, because corruption has many faces and can occur in different forms across all sectors and institutions of a country. The UN Convention...
Karen Hussmann (ed) (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Report 2007:1) 237 p.
CMI Report | 2006

Review of Right to Play

Right to Play (former Olympic Aid), is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organisation which uses sport and play as a development tool for children and youth. The central delivery method is...
Siri Lange and Sigmund Haugsjå (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 12) 67 p.
CMI Report | 2006

Review of Norwegian Earthquake Assistance to Pakistan 2005 and 2006

The massive earthquake that struck northern parts of Pakistan and India on 8 October 2005, led to the loss of more than 75 000 lives, 100 000 were severely injured...
Arne Strand and Kaja Borchgrevink (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 18) 40 p.
Journal Article | 2005

Life upside down: Women and silent crises in the Middle East

Nefissa Naguib (2005)
in Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies vol. 12 no. 1
Book Chapter | 2005

Traditional (In)justice: Honour Killings in Pakistan

Are Knudsen (2005)
in Lone Lindholt and Sten Schaumburg-Müller, eds.: Human Rights in Development Yearbook 2003: Human Rights and Local/Living Law. Leiden/Boston/Oslo: Martinus Nijhoff Publisher / Nordic Human Rights Publications pp. 105-126
Journal Article | 2004

Med rett til å drepe: Æresdrap i Midtøsten

The article (in Norwegian) provides an overview of the legal and cultural aspects of honour killings in the Middle East. Based on ethnographic material from Pakistan, the article argues that...
Are John Knudsen (2004)
in Babylon Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier vol. 1 pp. 86-91
CMI Working Paper | 2004

License to kill: Honour killings in Pakistan

Pakistan has one of the highest incidences of honour killings in the world. This is a major human rights issue that has received little attention outside of human rights groups...
Are Knudsen (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 1) 24 p.
Journal Article | 2003

Retorikk og realiteter. Kvinners erfaring med Sharia i Pakistan

Karin Ask (2003)
in Babylon. Tidsskrift om Midtøsten og Nord-Afrika vol. 1 no. 2 pp. 42-54
CMI Report | 2002

Political Islam in South Asia

This report analyses the growth of political Islam in South Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan and India's Jammu and Kashmir Province). In Pakistan the failure of parliamentary democracy and the weakening of...
Are Knudsen (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:14)
Journal Article | 2001

Fenomenet Taliban: Fra lokalopprør til storpolitikk

The article presents a broad analysis of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan. The basis of the movement lies in networks of traditional religious leaders and Islamic schools in Afghanistan and...
Arne Strand and Kristian Berg Harpviken (2001)
in Internasjonal politikk vol. 59 no. 4 pp. 445-472
Journal Article | 1999

Conservation and controversy in the Karakoram: Khunjerab National Park, Pakistan

This paper discusses recent conservation efforts in Northern Pakistan and the relevance of national parks as legal instruments in nature and wildlife conservation. Employing an extensive case-study approach the paper...
Are Knudsen (1999)
in Journal of Political Ecology vol. 6