• Angola's Lobito Corridor: From reconstruction to development 

      Duarte, Ana; Santos, Regina; Tjønneland, Elling N. (Angola Brief vol. 4 no. 5, Report, 2014-04-01)
      This brief reviews the state of the transport corridor which runs from the port of Lobito and the city of Benguela through the hinterland of Angola before it connects with the mineral rich regions in the Democratic Republic ...
    • China and Angola - Strategic partnership or marriage of convenience? 

      Corkin, Lucy (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 1, Report, 2011-02-04)
      In 2004 Angola’s Ministry of Finance and China’s Ministry of Trade signed the first of several financing packages for public investment projects in Angola. These packages provided for oil-backed concessional loans from ...
    • China in Africa: Soft power, media perceptions and a pan-developing identity 

      Li, Shubo; Rønning, Helge (CMI Report R 2013:2, Research report, 2013-11-06)
      China is currently implementing a full-fledged ‘Going ¸Global’ strategy, particularly in Africa. Chinese engagement on the continent is all pervasive and spearheaded by summit conferences and flanked by a surge of Chinese ...
    • Chinese aid – a blessing for Africa and a challenge to western donors 

      Lomøy, Jon (CMI Insight 2021:2, Report, 2021-05-01)
      To Africa, the emergence of China as a major development funder presents a clear advantage. It gives access both to new substantial resources and to areas to which western donors are less willing to contribute. It gives ...
    • Comparing Borderland Dynamics. Processes of territorialization in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, southern Yunnan in China, and the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan. 

      Manger, Leif (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:3, Working paper, 2015-03-19)
      The paper is a contribution to the recent debate in social science of border situations and the way borders affect borderland populations. The paper is directly comparative in form, by comparing three borderland situations, ...
    • Diversification and Development,or “White Elephants”? Transport in Angola’s Lobito Corridor 

      Duarte, Ana; Pacheco, Fernando; Santos, Regina; Tjønneland, Elling N. (CMI Report R 2015:07, Research report, 2015-04-01)
      The Angolan government has put much emphasis on rehabilitating and expanding the country’s transport infrastructure. Assisted by oil revenues, foreign construction companies, credits lines and loans Angola has embarked ...
    • Draken i rommet 

      Iversen, Thor Olav (Others, 2012-09-05)
      An article about the lack of domestic political debate surrounding Norway's frosty relationship to China.
    • Gendercide and marginalisation – An initial review of the knowledge base 

      Wang, Vibeke; Hatlebakk, Magnus; Tønnessen, Liv; Mæstad, Ottar; Telle, Kari (CMI Report R 2019:04, Research report, 2019-05-01)
    • Høgt spel i Austkinahavet 

      Iversen, Thor Olav (Others, 2012-10-10)
      The article tries to explain the background for the powerful heightening of tensions between Japan and China in the wake of the diplomatic crisis over the contested Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
    • Navigating Seas, Markets, and Sovereignties: Fishers and Occupational Slippage in the South China Sea 

      Roszko, Edyta (Anthropological Quarterly vol. 94 no. 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021-12-01)
      Oceans have always been arenas of crime, drugs and human trafficking, and poaching. When such violations occur on fishing boats, they fall under the rubric of “fisheries crime.” Political scientists and economists ...
    • O Corredor do Lobito em Angola: Da reconstrução ao desenvolvimento 

      Duarte, Ana; Santos, Regina; Tjønneland, Elling N. (Angola Brief vol. 4 no. 7, Report, 2014-05-01)
      Este sumário descritivo examina o estado do corredor de transporte que inicia no porto do Lobito e na cidade de Benguela para o interior de Angola até às regiões ricas em minérios na República Democrática do Congo (RDC) e ...
    • Protected tax havens: Cornering the market through international reform? 

      Kolstad, Ivar (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:7, Working paper, 2017-10-01)
      Since the year 2000, an international reform process has been underway to reduce the negative impacts of tax havens. This paper analyzes whether the reform period has favoured protected tax havens, i.e. havens with strong ...
    • Rising Powers and the African Security Landscape 

      Tjønneland, Elling N.; Alden, Chris; van Nieuwkerk, Anthoni; Abdenur, Adriana Erthal; Neto, Danilo Marcondes de Souza (CMI Report R 2014:4, Research report, 2014-11-01)
      The last decade has witnessed a major economic expansion of China, India, Brazil and South Africa in Africa. This has mainly been driven by commercial and corporate interests, but the political profile of these rising ...
    • Taxation and State Building in Developing Countries 

      Bräutigam, Deborah; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Moore, Mick (Book, 2008-01-01)
      Developing countries face new and pressing challenges as they strive to build more effective and accountable public institutions. These difficulties differ from those experienced historically by OECD countries, yet patterns ...
    • The changing role of Chinese development aid 

      Tjønneland, Elling (CMI Insight 2020:1, Report, 2020-03-01)
      In recent years, China has significantly increased its development interventions. China is now among the major providers of aid to Africa. Foreign aid has become an important tool in the range of instruments applied by the ...
    • Too big to fault? Effects of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Norwegian exports to China and foreign policy 

      Kolstad, Ivar (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:03, Working paper, 2016-05-01)
      Abstract In October 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel peace prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The Chinese government responded by freezing political and economic relations with Norway, introducing ...
    • Western and Chinese Development Engagements in Uganda's Roads Sector: An Implicit Division of Labour 

      Zhou, Hang (African Affairs vol. 00 no. 00, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022-01-01)
      How has the process of institution and governance building in Africa, a domain traditionally subject to western development interventions, been changed by Chinese-led development? Taking Uganda’s roads sector, and ...
    • Winning hearts and minds: Chinese Soft Power Foreign Policy in Africa 

      Li, Shubo; Rønning, Helge (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 3, Report, 2013-09-30)
      In President Xi Jinping’s first public speech on African soil after taking office in Tanzania 25 March 2013, his reference to a popular Chinese soap opera drew large applause and laughter: “The foundation and lifeline of ...
    • Zambia’s looming debt crisis – is China to blame? 

      Ofstad, Arve; Tjønneland, Elling (CMI Insight 2019:01, Report, 2019-06-01)
      Is China pressuring poor countries with debt? Debt trap diplomacy is a recent term that is used to describe Chinese loans for infrastructure and development in developing countries. Zambia is one of the countries where ...