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What are the right questions to ask?

Originally published at xxx Statement from Jørgen Johansen, former WRI chair, on the attacks of the 11.September 11 Sep 2001 — warresisters What are the right questions to ask? While the smoke from burnt flesh is still stinking from the

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War Crimes Law

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “War Crimes Law.” In The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace, edited by Nigel Young, 339-341. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Buy the Book here. War Crimes Law  War crimes can be defined as “violations of the laws or

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Acts of Omission in the “War on Terrorism”

Originally published as Johansen, Jørgen, “Acts of Omission in the “War on Terrorism”” in The ethics and efficacy of the global war on terrorism : fighting terror with terror, edited by Charles Webel and John A. Arnaldi. New York: Palgrave Macmillan,

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The Intifada of the Elections: some reflections on the elections in Palestine and the tasks ahead

Originally published in xxx Elections in Palestine major achievement. All Palestinians and friends of Palestine should be congratulated on the elections! Despite occupation, travel restrictions, checkpoints and a number of other obstacles from the Israeli side, the PA, the political

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Kofi Annan kan stoppa kriget

Jörgen Johansen  och Jan Öberg Ursprungligen publicerad på DN Debatt 21 febr. 2003   Låt oss hoppas att kriget mot Irak aldrig kommer att få ett godkännande från Förenta nationerna. FN:s stadga är klar; organisationens högsta mål är “att rädda kommande

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Det blir stadig flere stater. Har det noe å si?

Originally published xxx   Etter nasjonalstaten Det blir stadig flere stater. Har det noe å si?   28. november kan Kosovo komme til å erklære seg uavhengig. Dette er den albanske uavhengighetsdagen. I forbindelse med at Kosovo dermed mest sannsynlig

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Criminalising ”the others”

Originally published in xxx This chapter will present the criminalisation of opponents by making ordinary political actions illegal and labelling them ”terrorism” in Israel. Three examples will be used to illustrate this new form of criminalising opponents; two forms of

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A UN mandate does not make war on Iraq right!

December 28. 2002 By Jorgen Johansen, TFF Associate, Director of the Centre for Peace Studies at Tromsø, University, Norway, and Jan Oberg, TFF director. A UN mandate does not turn war into peace Governments, editors, commentators and even supporters of the

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