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Published: 01 June 2013
A Norwegian army officer directs a helicopter at a live fire exercise on a blustery, minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit afternoon. Ballistics and electronic devices function differently in extreme cold, often jamming or breaking down. A Norwegian army officer directs a helicopter at a live fire exercise More
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 16–19.
Published: 01 December 2017
...” had its origins in the Sámi language, but then again, I didn’t know at that time that I too had Sámi origins. The Sámi, one of Europe’s few Indigenous populations, live in the Arctic regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The majority of the Sámi within Norwegian borders occupy a region...
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Published: 01 June 2013
Hostile Territory: The sparsely populated, frigid, and forbidding landscape along the Malangen fjord in the Norwegian Arctic Circle presents a profound challenge for military forces. Hostile Territory: The sparsely populated, frigid, and forbidding landscape along the Malangen fjord More
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Published: 01 June 2013
Urban warfare is equally difficult in austere and extreme conditions. Norwegian army soldiers practice attacking a remote Arctic outpost in knee-deep snow. Urban warfare is equally difficult in austere and extreme conditions. Norwegian army soldiers practice attacking a remote Arctic outpost More
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (2): 34–40.
Published: 01 June 2018
... this year, opens with a shot of the main character, 18-year-old Kaja, played by the young Norwegian actress Andrea Berntzen, standing in a wood. She stares intensely into the camera and asserts: “You will never understand. This happened to me.” Kaja then leads us to a clearing full of tents and teenagers...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (4): 88–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... terrorists. In 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllandsposten published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad as an exercise in free speech. A Norwegian newspaper reprinted the drawings. Muslims felt hurt; some were outraged. Danish firebrand imams traveled the Middle East, drumming up anger and hate...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 46–57.
Published: 01 June 2013
...A Norwegian army officer directs a helicopter at a live fire exercise on a blustery, minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit afternoon. Ballistics and electronic devices function differently in extreme cold, often jamming or breaking down. A Norwegian army officer directs a helicopter at a live fire exercise...
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Published: 01 June 2013
Avalanche Mapping: A single ski-borne soldier can trigger a catastrophic snowslide. Probing a mountain slope of windblown snow can allow a soldier to tell if an area’s too dangerous to traverse. In March 1986, more than a dozen members of a Norwegian ski patrol died in an avalanche during NATO More
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (2): 124–132.
Published: 01 June 2011
... and democracy campaigner Lina Ben Mhenni rose before more than 200 human rights professionals, scholars, activists and journalists assembled from every continent by Forum founded Thor Halvorssen—himself a compelling product of a Norwegian father (imprisoned and tortured while investigating the Medellin drug...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, who also serves as chair of the Norwegian committee that awards the Nobel Peace Price, argues that leaders should think beyond borders, harnessing diversity to strengthen transnational communities. Our Map Room traces the emergence of the fabled Northwest Passage...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2017
... thousands of Norwegians to get in touch with their Sámi roots, and Julian Brave NoiseCat considers what the basis of a new Native activism might look like. History works in strange ways, NoiseCat observes in his essay. While many Native communities around the world share the traumas of colonialism, resource...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 77–84.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... Some momentum is building for boycotts and divestitures similar to those used during the decades of the anti-apartheid campaign in South Africa. This time, Scandinavians have been taking the lead. In 2005, citing concerns over involvement in Western Sahara, a Norwegian government pension fund divested...
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World Policy Journal (2004) 20 (4): 63–73.
Published: 01 December 2004
... this as “an unprecedented historic decision.” The Norwegian special Murky Prospects envoy to the talks more cautiously called it Twenty years of war in Sri Lanka has pro­ a “major step,” and cautioned that “a long duced many deaths and no winners...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 14–17.
Published: 01 March 2013
... as soon as the summer of 2015. In October 2010, I was the first filmmaker to cross the Northwest Passage via the seldom-navigated Prince of Wales Strait. I sailed aboard the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen , named after Roald Amundsen, the famous Norwegian explorer who was the first man...
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World Policy Journal (2003) 20 (2): 95–101.
Published: 01 June 2003
... norvégienne, or House of Representatives cafeterias thanks Norwegian omelet. And so the dish has re­ to the efforts of Republican representa­ mained in the culinary mainstream on both tives Bob Ney (said to be related to the sides of the Atlantic ever since, with its dif­ Napoleonic Marshal Ney...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 31–34.
Published: 01 December 2014
... with 26.6 percent of the vote. In Norway, concerns about immigration and the growing belief that Islam is challenging national values and identity are widely shared by Norwegians and among many on the right, who in 2013 voted the Conservative Party into office. The anti-immigration Progress Party earned...
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World Policy Journal (2000) 17 (1): 113–115.
Published: 01 March 2000
... counterinsur­ gency war. This winter, members of the FARC have been meeting with a Colombian govern­ ment delegation in Norway and Sweden under the aegis of the former Norwegian foreign minister, Jan Egelund, who was named the United Nations special envoy for Colombia by Secretary General Kofi Annan...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 9–13.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Thorbjørn Jagland Thorbjørn Jagland, former prime minister and foreign minister of Norway, is secretary general of the Council of Europe and chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, responsible for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize. © World Policy Institute 2013 2013 World Policy...
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World Policy Journal (2003) 19 (4): 85–88.
Published: 01 December 2003
... they had created in America. They took with them highways hewn out of the wilderness by Sicilians and Slavs, and great rafts of lumber felled in the forests by the Irish, Swedes and Norwegians, and many millions of square miles of earth made fertile by the Germans...
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World Policy Journal (2005) 22 (2): 105–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
...-cropped Bert Brecht hairdos as they bike at homicidal speeds on sidewalk cycle paths. But this spring, the skies were as overcast as the political climate. The mood found its ex­ pression in a cryptic display in central Berlin designed by the Norwegian conceptual artist Lars Ramberg. It crowned...