Eirik Bergesen
Eirik Bergesen is a former Norwegian diplomat. He is now
working as a writer, consultant and foreign policy commentator. His
personal blog is http://bergesen.wordpress.com.

Entries by Eirik Bergesen

What If Gun Laws Aren't the Solution?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 July 2015 | (16:19)

As Norway marks four years after the Utøya massacre, the country might have a few lessons to teach. Especially to the US.

Picture a 12-year old riding the bus alone across town. With a rifle on his back. Imagine the commotion had it happened in the US.

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The End of Winter Olympics

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2014 | (18:18)

Norway said no to being the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) trophy wife. Which means the Winter Olympics is left with what is quickly becoming its dictatorship default. Only by learning from the Oslo Olympic process, can the Games be rescued.


When it was...

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Norwegian Psycho

(37) Comments | Posted 24 April 2012 | (01:00)

Almost ritually, the UN's Development Program ranks Norway as nothing less than the best country in the world to live in. Still, one man found life in our country so unbearable he chose to stage one of the most brutal terrorist attacks in modern history. A week into Anders Behring...

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Norway is Passing the Test of Terror

(192) Comments | Posted 25 July 2011 | (01:00)

Of course the atrocious terrorist attack shocked Norway. But the biggest shock to the world may be that it isn't changing Norway.

If there was really ever such a thing as a hard rain falling, it fits the description of the rain that has pounded down on Oslo ever...

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