Conflict and the Great Powers in the Middle East

Led by Hilde Henriksen Waage
Mar 2009 - Dec 2009

This project seeks to investigate the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. The focus will be on the international, regional and national power structures and conflict lines, with particular interest in the role of the great powers.  The project will both investigate the general development in the Middle East and the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in particular. The project has a historical focus and will trace the conflicts in the region from around 1917 until today.


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Waage, Hilde Henriksen (2008) Postscript to Oslo: The Mystery of Norway's Missing Files, Journal of Palestine Studies 38(1): 54–65.
Waage, Hilde Henriksen (2007) The 'Minnow' and the 'Whale': Norway and the United States in the Peace Process in the Middle East, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 34(2): 157–176.
Waage, Hilde Henriksen (2005) Norway’s Role in the Middle East Peace Talks: Between a Small State and a Weak Belligerent, Journal of Palestine Studies 34(4): 6–24.

Book Chapter

Waage, Hilde Henriksen(2009) Fredspolitikk i Midtøsten [Peace Policies in the Middle East] Vendepunkter I Norsk Utenrikspolitikk: Nye Internasjonale Vilkår Etter Den Kalde Krigen [Turning Points In Norwegian Foreign Policy: New International Premises After the Cold War]. : (157–208).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2009) Når blir massevold politisk? - 1948 og den palestinske katastrofen [When Does Mass Violence Become Political? - 1948 and the Palestinian Catastrophe], Etter Lemkin - Tidsskrift for studier av Folkemord og Politisk Massevold 1(2): 8–18.

Popular Article

Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2011) Avkledde palestinere [Palestinians Revealed], Dagsavisen, 27 January.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2009) Ulven tar av seg fåreklærne [Dr Jekyll Shows his Hyde], Palestinabladet, 29 December.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2009) Abbas: Offer for fredsprisen [Abbas: A Victim of the Peace Prize], Dagsavisen, 23 November.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2009) Kan Obama bli sin pris verdig? [Can Obama Become Worthy of His Prize?], Dagsavisen, 9 October.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2009) Historieskrivning som politikk [History as Politics], Klassekampen, 27 January.

PRIO Report

Tønnesson, Stein; Øystein Noreng; Are Hovdenak; & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2005) Regime Stability in the Middle East, PRIO Report, 3. Oslo: PRIO.

Book Review

Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2010) Review of Øystein Sørensen, ed., Drømmen om det fullkomne samfunn [Dreaming of the Complete Society], in .
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2009) Review of Mahmoud Darwish, ed., Det er en sang, det er en sang [Poetry of Longing from the Poet of Exile], in Minerva .