• Afghanistan: Current Humanitarian Challenges 

      Strand, Arne; Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Najimi, A.W. (Research report, Research report, 2001)
      More than twenty years of war and civil war and a severe drought has increased the vulnerability of the Afghan population. The warring fractions, the Taliban and the Northern Alliance, show low concern for the population ...
    • A Peace Nation Takes Up Arms. The Norwegian Engagement in Afghanistan 

      Harpviken, Kristian Berg (PRIO Paper, Research report, 2011-01-01)
      What have been the main drivers of Norway’s approach to the post-9/11 international engagement in Afghanistan? This paper considers two main types of driver. First, it examines the importance of threat to domestic security, ...
    • Conciliatory approches to the insurgency in Afghanistan: An overview 

      Suhrke, Astri; Chaudhary, Torunn Wimpelmann; Hakimi, Aziz; Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Sarwari, Akbar; Strand, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2009)
      This report is a preliminary mapping of initiatives designed to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. It is a snapshot in time, focusing on practices or arrangements that were still ongoing during the second ...
    • Conflictual Peacebuilding: Afghanistan Two Years after Bonn 

      Suhrke, Astri; Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Strand, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2004)
      This report charts the aid policies pursued in Afghanistan since late 2001 aimed at building peace in a country devastated by two decades of conflict. The report presents the four pillars of the peacebuilding design and ...
    • Humanitarian Challenges in Afghanistan: Administrative Structures and Gender and Assistance 

      Strand, Arne; Ask, Karin; Harpviken, Kristian Berg (Research report, Research report, 2001)
      The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has rapidly deteriorated over the last months, as the conflict between the Taliban and the international community has intensified. UN sanctions and isolation has strengthened the ...
    • Peacebuilding: Lessons for Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri; Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Knudsen, Are; Ofstad, Arve; Strand, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2002)
      This report examines lessons from previous peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan, and from other countries, in order to highlight issues of central relevance for the present phase of peacebuilding and economic recovery. It ...
    • Power Prevails. The Failure of Whole-of-Government Approaches in Afghanistan. 

      Harpviken, Kristian Berg (PRIO Policy Brief 04/2011, Research report, 2011-01-01)
      Over the last decade, Afghanistan has served as the testing ground for a range of whole-of-government (WoG) approaches to international intervention in crisis situations. Examining the WoG approaches of four countries – ...