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  • Stater og transnasjonale motstandsnettverk: Irans mobilisering av irakiske sjiamilitser etter 1979 

    Erstad, Henriette Ullavik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Den islamske republikken Iran har bygd et transnasjonalt nettverk av sjiamilitser siden 1979, ofte referert til som dens asymmetriske krigføringsstyrke og ‘strategiske dybde’. Mens det er velkjent at Iran har mobilisert ...
  • Russian foreign policy and interactiobn effects 

    Wilhelmsen, Julie Maria (Lecture, 2019)
    In current popular analysis, Russian foreign policy is explained from within: even in our presentations today, it is Russia’s relations to Europe, to the West, to China etc, that we address – it is not how these entities ...
  • Mali's Religious Leaders and the 2018 Presidential Elections 

    Bøås, Morten; Diallo, Abubacar; Cissé, Abdoul Wahab (HYRES Research Note;, Research report, 2019)
    Mali is by constitution a secular state, but here as elsewhere in the Sahel the role of religious leaders is increasing both in the social and the political sphere. This HYRES research brief explains how, why, and in what ...
  • Lebanese Sunni Islamism: A Post-Election Review 

    Imad, Abdulghani (HYRES Research Note;, Research report, 2019)
    This research note analyses the internal and external factors that led to Al-Jama‘a al-Islamiyya‘s loss of its only parliamentary seat in 2018. Al-Jama‘a al-Islamiyya is the Lebanese branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Through ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Rail and Road Connectivity Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);21, Research report, 2019)
    This data article shows that most of the rail and road projects in which the Chinese are involved in Central Asia are implemented within the territories of individual countries and thus are still poorly linked with each ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Industrial Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);24, Research report, 2019)
    China’s investment in the industrial sectors of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has been on the rise since the 1990s. However, this data article shows the recent expansion of Chinese investment also in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Energy Connectivity Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);22, Research report, 2019)
    One of the strategic objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Central Asia is to provide China with alternative import/export and energy supply routes. This data article shows that the presentation and coverage ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Extraction and Processing Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);23, Research report, 2019)
    Mineral resources is the sector that receives most Chinese investment in Central Asia. China and its Central Asian partners pursue both strategic and commercial goals by promoting projects in the minerals sector. Kazakhstan ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: People-to-People Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);27, Research report, 2019)
    Along with financing hard infrastructure projects, Beijing also promotes soft power projects in the form of people-to-people initiatives. However, such projects are low priority within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)in ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Agriculture and Food Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);26, Research report, 2019)
    This data article looks at Chinese investment in agriculture and food production in Central Asia. It shows that the agricultural sector projects have low priority within the Belt and Road Initiative. Kazakhstan is the ...
  • Hydropower Potential of the Central Asian Countries 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Abylkasymova, Alina; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);19, Research report, 2019)
    This data article surveys the hydropower potential of the five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The dataset presents the theoretical hydropower supply capacity of ...
  • Wind Power Potential of the Central Asian Countries 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Abylkasymova, Alina; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);17, Research report, 2019)
    This data article surveys the wind energy potential of the five Central Asian countries; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The dataset presents the theoretical wind power supply capacity in ...
  • Solar Power Potential of the Central Asian Countries 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Abylkasymova, Alina; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);18, Research report, 2019)
    This data compilation surveys the solar energy potential of the five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It also provides data on installed and planned solar power ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Overview of Chinese Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);20, Research report, 2019)
    This data article summarises the analysis of 261 Chinese projects in Central Asia. The findings indicate that trade promotion and industrial development are the sectors where there is most BRI-related activity in Central ...
  • BRI in Central Asia: Finance and IT Projects 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Abylkasymova, Alina; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);25, Research report, 2019)
    China and its Central Asian counterparts pursue finance and IT projects for both commercial and strategic reasons. As this data article shows, transparency is limited and exact information on the size of their investments ...
  • Renewable Energy Policies of the Central Asian Countries 

    Vakulchuk, Roman; Øverland, Indra; Eshchanov, Bahtiyor; Abylkasymova, Alina; Aminjonov, Farkhod; Moldokanov, Daniyar (Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT);16, Research report, 2019)
    This data article surveys the government policies in support of renewable energy in the five Central Asian republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It begins by providing general information ...
  • Sunnism, Salafism, Sheikism: Urban Pathways of Resistance in Sidon, Lebanon 

    Knudsen, Are John (HYRES Research Note;, Research report, 2019)
    This brief analyses Salafism as an urban phenomenon, with an emphasis on the contentious period following the Syrian uprising turned civil war (2011–present). To understand Salafism’s popular appeal, it is necessary to ...
  • To engage or not engage? Libyan Salafis and state institutions 

    Collombier, Virginie; Barsoum, Fiona (HYRES Research Note;, Research report, 2019)
    At the beginning of the recent escalation of hostilities in Libya in April 2019, one of the key questions posed was what role, if any, quietist Salafis would play. Followers of this trend have grown significantly in influence ...
  • Norske svar på internasjonale utfordringer: Retorisk endring, stabilitet i tiltak 

    Haugevik, Kristin M.; Sending, Ole Jacob (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Norsk utenrikspolitikk omtales ofte som preget av konsensus og stabilitet, hvor kobling til NATO og USA, støtte til FN, og en aktiv europapolitikk er hovedelementer. Inspirert av innsikter fra institusjonell teori om ...
  • Introduksjon: Nordiske svar på geopolitiske utfordringer 

    Haugevik, Kristin M.; Sending, Ole Jacob (Others, 2018)
    I denne fokusspalten studerer vi hvordan de fem nordiske landene – Danmark, Finland, Island, Norge og Sverige – fremstiller og responderer på endringer i sine internasjonale omgivelser.

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