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Afghanistan: Are peace talks possible?
21 March 2014, 13.30-15.00
NOREF, Borggt. 2B, Oslo
Today’s political situation in Afghanistan: Are talks possible? Can peace be achieved at a negotiation table? In this lecture Bette Dam will give an assessment... more  

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Pakistani-Afghan relations after Karzai
By gcawflickr - originally posted to Flickr as Afghan election billboard, July 2009, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7540036 Safdar Sial 18 February 2016
Unlike his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has adopted a policy of rapprochement towards Pakistan. To that end he delayed the implementation o... more  
We shall speak where others are silent? Fragments of an oral history of Norwegian assistance to Afghan women
Astri Suhrke 14 January 2016
Norway has a strong political commitment to promote the rights of women and their participation in public life through its development cooperation programs. A governme... more  
To talk or not to talk? Abdullah Abdullah’s likely stance on negotiating with the Taliban
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kabulpublicdiplomacy/14678759020/in/photolist-9VcPPw-6c4fbh-anoNkQ-baCXqn-efFxEJ-efFxDS-omAU1h-oB4w2N-oCSH83-on7tE5-oDoFdm-on7HV8-oDkwn8-on6Pvr-oFkDvr-on63n3-on6hL2-oBy3Ws-oDnd7Q-oCmMQ9-oCmLB7-oEkgtr-om5wrh-om5UPm-ifQNMz-mRUYro-9S5RdE-mRUWjh-mRTn3t-mRUWbw-mRUWso-mRUX9U-mRUWdq-mRUWTd-mRTkED-mRUW4C-mRTanX-mRTkSc-mRUWWj-mRTaQv-85d4z1-mRTjW4-99nnpt-6eNRGo-mvSsaz-dRhX7H-4bCKs1-9VcPxS-9V9YCe-iyyHeK Bette Dam 18 August 2014
Until now, the painstakingly slow and heavily criticised attempts to negotiate peace in Afghanistan have involved mostly the Taliban, President Hamid Karzai and the U.... more  
The 2014 ISAF pullout from Afghanistan: impacts on Pakistan
truck passes through an Afghan National Police highway checkpoint along the Afghanistan-Pakistan by lafrancevi with cc license from flickr Safiya Aftab 12 December 2013
Pakistan’s internal dynamics are likely to be affected by the situation in Afghanistan after 2014, because the latter’s continuing unrest has affected security and the... more  
Exposing the Karachi-Afghanistan link
Karachi Port Trust by Umair Mohsin with cc license from Flickr Zia Ur Rehman 10 December 2013
Karachi, with its large businesses, moneyed residents and huge Pashtun population, has been fertile ground not only for the Pakistani Taliban, but also the Afghan Tali... more  
Norway, Afghanistan in 2013 and beyond
 Norwegian Bell 412 Helicopter Afghanistan by metziker with cc license from Flickr 15 October 2013
The Norwegian Expert Group on Afghanistan and Pakistan (NEGAP) is an initiative that was begun in 2010 by the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF) with the... more  
Norway in Afghanistan: new policy opportunities in the post-2014 context
Norwegian Special Forces Afghanistan 2009 by Metziker with cc license from Flickr Rémi Clavet 15 October 2013
The current situation in Afghanistan is highly volatile. National plans have thus far only brought limited results and the country still urgently needs effective struc... more  
Initiatives to foster an Afghan peace process, 2001-12: a role for Norway?
Støre i Afghanistan by Utenrikesdept with cc license from Flickr Kristian Berg Harpviken 14 January 2013
Norway’s expressed commitment to facilitate peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan following the 2001 intervention there has been hampered by its military engagement.... more  

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