The (new) North Korean Crisis: what can be expected and what should be done as a response to the sinking of the Cheonan corvette
by Mikael Weissmann and Linus Hagström, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
has been plagued by terrorists for decades, almost a century even.
The people of especially the three most southern provinces –
Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat – lives like this: Almost all news from their part
of the world involves bombs and someone dying. They attend funerals frequently.
There are bullet holes in their kids’ classrooms. And no one goes about
anywhere after dark. These people live in fear.
Some thoughts about the background to the recent events in Urumchi from a sociolinguist’s point of view
Joakim Enwall, Associate Professor
Chinese Language and Culture
Department of Linguistics and Philology
Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province has suffered from communal conflict and at the turn of the millennium the Indonesian province became infamous for two massive cannibalistic riots. While the massive violence has not continued there have been smaller violent incidents with several people killed every year.Read more
by Geir Helgesen, Senior Researcher, NIAS
Last year in Korea was, as was previous years, filled with ups and downs, hopes and doubts, surprises and shocks, mystical occurrences and wild speculations, political shrewdness and political stupidity, conflict and thaw, tragedies and hope, fear and forgiving. All in all probably not so different from previous years, so what can be said about the recent past and the possible future on the Korean peninsula?Read more
Clemens Stubbe Østergaard
Camilla T. N. Soerensen