Friday, December 17, 2010

The European Foreign Policy on the Palestinian Issue: The Case of Norway, "Post-Oslo"

December 17 2010

By  Dr. Are John Knudsen 
 This paper was presented by Dr. Are John Knudsen at the Conference on "The Eurpean Foreign Policy towards the Palestinian Issue" that was held by Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations in Beirut, on 3-4/11/2010


In this paper we will discuss Norwegian foreign policy towards Palestine from the “back-channel talks” leading up to the 1993 Oslo Accords until the present. First, we will provide a short introduction to Norwegian foreign policy doctrine. In light of this, we will discuss Norway’s role in the Oslo Process, including the extensive critique directed at the Norwegian efforts in Palestine. We will conclude the paper with some preliminary observations on the recent changes in Norwegian foreign policy and the ramifications of these policy changes in relation to Norway’s future role in Palestine.

Punching above its weigh........
Submitted by Al- Zaitouna Center for Studies and Consultations in Beirut

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