For decades Norwegian politicians have used the prize to promote their own ideas of
”peace” (in general) and not done much to free the world from
the deadly grip of militarism.
Fredrik S. Heffermehl, the author of Nobel Peace Price; What Nobel really wanted, said "Global militarism, a major influence in the conduct of international affairs, is generating human rights violations,
injustice, poverty, resource depletion, environment and climate
crises, death and suffering. If the committee had dared to be true
to Nobel and challenge the powerful military-industrial interests,
the Nobel prizes would efficiently address all the worst threats to
human security and welfare – everywhere, every year".
I am optimistic that Norwegians still have the political will to promote peace if they reconsider their position to lead the world in that direction. I am aware that no government is perfect when it comes to national interests, nevertheless, responsibilities and transparency makes other governments better than other governments.