Norway: The Strange Case of the Military Whale and Russia’s Northern Policy

In late April Norwegian fishermen, off the country’s north-east coast, spotted a white Beluga whale moving alongside their boat. The whale repeatedly came up to the boat and sought to rub itself against the side of the vessel. The whale, upon closer observation, appeared to be wearing some sort of harness. It had it seemed … Continue reading Norway: The Strange Case of the Military Whale and Russia’s Northern Policy

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Norway: The Parliamentary Election Campaign – September 2017

Parliamentary elections took place in Norway on 11 September. The results for the main parties in the 169 seat were:   Labour Party (AP) 27.4% (-3.4%) 49 seats (-6)   Conservative Party (Hoyre) 25% (-1.8%) 45 seats (-3)   Progress Party (FrP) 15.2% (-1.2%) 27 seats (-2)   Centre Party (Sp) 10.3% (+4.8%) 19 seats … Continue reading Norway: The Parliamentary Election Campaign – September 2017