Think tanks that think one way

Jørgen Jensehaugen phones it in

Jørgen Jensehaugen is what passes for an “expert” on Middle Eastern affairs in Norway. Apart from an IB from Rome, his main qualification is that he worked as a research assistant for Hilde Henriksen Waage and has his degrees in…

Israelbasher Jan Egeland goes to HRW

Like most Norwegian apparatchiks, Jan Egeland (Labor, NUPI) likes to find fault with Israel. He is now leaving NUPI in order to work with Human Rights Watch, an organization which in 2009 was criticized by its own founder for being…

Helge Lurås (NUPI) blames the west

If you want to be considered savvy and erudite in Norway, you blame the west as a rule of thumb. Not only for problems in the specific western countries themselves, but for problems in general. Helge Lurås, a senior researcher…

A radical and insular elite

Norway is a small society. At the top, people are so tightly crammed together it is a wonder they are able to breathe. In this human pyramid they jostle and support and feed of each other. The article below is…

Al-Kubaisi dismantles Bjørn Olav Utvik

In their eagerness to “hook up” with the grim realities of the world, the Norwegian intelligentsia has a proven track record of ending up as distorters of reality and whitewashers of the most despicable events. Above we see Anders Heger…

NUPI on Egypt: USA and Israel is to blame

When NORWAC doctor Erik Fosse was stabbed in Gaza while attending a Hamas-rally he expressed understanding for his attacker. He was, after all, a westerner. Today Dagbladet publishes an op-ed by NUPI senior researcher Sverre Lodgaard, who interprets popular uprisings…

Jan Egeland slams USA, Israel

The Norwegian left-of-centre feels ennobled by criticizing the USA and Israel for sins it lets go unheeded in other countries. Today, as it is revealed that President Aliyev of Azerbaijan finds Statoil to be “on the side of Iran”,  Jan…

FAFO: ‘Apply pressure to Israel’

On July 30th a prominent researcher at Fafo, a left-wing thing tank, stated that Gaza was a “concentration camp”. On June 3rd two other Fafo researchers stated that Israel’s enforcement of the blockade of Hamas-run Gaza was virtually a “declaration…

Decency is dead in Norway

Gudmund Hernes is a researcher at FAFO and a professor at BI, a Norwegian business school. He is furthermore a Labor party icon. In Morgenbladet July 30th Gudmund Hernes writes a scathing review of a commentary by Aftenposten’s Jan E.Hansen.…