Oil Slump Will Not Affect Norway

February 11, 2015

In this edition of the Interview, Fair Observer talks to former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik. One of Norway’s most popular politicians, former Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik is probably the world’s first statesman who admitted that he suffered from depression while in...

Norwegian Immigration and Europe’s Swiss Dilemma

May 20, 2014

Norway will not seek to emulate Switzerland's policy on immigration quotas. At first glance, Norway and Switzerland seem to have much in common. Both are prosperous alpine nations with relatively small populations (5.1 million and 8 million), while they also have some of the lowest unemployment...

Arctic Energy Security: A Tepid Frontier?

December 13, 2013

Will the Arctic be a site of conflict or cooperation? The Arctic, a region composed of the area above 66.34° north latitude, may be the last great frontier on earth, but its time as a frigid backwater tackled only by the intrepid few may finally be coming to an end. The Polar region...