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December 3, 2012 | Arctic Strategies

Abstract: “The future of the Arctic, as its ice melts by land and sea, has become a hot topic in governmental as well as academic and media circles.  Over the last decade, each of the eight countries that founded the Arctic Council - Canada, Denmark, …More

August 8, 2012 | Vying for Sovereign Rights in the Central Arctic Ocean

Balazs Ujvari: In sharp contrast to media assertions, there is an international legal framework which is applicable to the Arctic Ocean, namely the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which will be discussed in this paper, along with the practice of five Arctic coastal states. …More

April 2, 2012 | Dr. Paal Hilde, Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies

Dr. Paal Hilde is Associate Professor and Head of Section for Norwegian Security Policy at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies (IFS).
Dr. Hilde is also a senior member of His research …More

April 19, 2011 | NATO Has a Strong Partner in Sweden

Mike McCormack: A rather interesting set of comments by Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors at a January defense conference in Stockholm may prove quite telling with regards to Sweden’s current views on its strategic position. …More

April 30, 2010 | Public Portraits: The Northern Frontier Revisited

Ann H. Sontz: The new Atlanticism seeks to revitalize transatlantic cooperation and support shared economic, environmental and political interests. Coherence in cross-border public and private sector participation can be facilitated further through the creation of a centralized data archive that tracks economic growth and infrastructure development. …More

April 16, 2010 | International Law Is Critical for Alleviating Arctic Tensions

Memo 23: Altantic Community’s experts agreed in the Polar Politics week that military conflict over resources in the Arctic is unlikely. The Arctic Council and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea can ease tensions. …More

March 25, 2010 | The EU Stakes its Claim in the Arctic

Shakti Prasad Srichandan: There is currently a race between the great transatlantic powers for North Pole resources. The Arctic’s future will be determined by collective action of the world community. The EU will play a key role not only in terms of security policy but also in terms of environmental protection and the fight against climate change. …More

March 17, 2010 | Russia is No Longer a Predatory Soviet Power

Lev Voronkov: In regards to Russia’s influence in the region, no solution will be found to the Arctic challenges and disputes if the syndrome of the “cold war,” consisting of systematically labeling Russia as a disreputable power having predatory intentions in the Arctic, prevails. …More

March 16, 2010 | The New Arctic World Order

Robert W. Corell: Science and traditional/local knowledge can play invigorating roles in tackling these Arctic challenges relating to climate change - coupled with the impacts of globalization towards collaborative efforts within and among the Arctic states …More

March 15, 2010 | Fractures in the Ice: The Future of Arctic Governance

Mia M. Bennett: Two groups of states are trying to take the lead on the Arctic battlefront: The “Arctic 5:” Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia, and the US, versus the Arctic Council, the soft law regional multi-stakeholder institution. Who will dominate the High North power game? …More

March 12, 2010 | Will the US Become More Active in the Arctic?

Ingrid Lundestad: The United States has stated an intention to become a more active and influential player in the Arctic. What is currently the US position in the region, and what will it look like in the future? …More

March 11, 2010 | Norway and the Arctic: The End of Dreams?

Paal Sigurd Hilde: Norway is a bright example of how moderation can prevail even when the stakes seem high. Those dreaming of an Arctic El Dorado have been sorely disappointed. Will the other states rushing to the Arctic also come to their senses?


March 11, 2010 | The Arctic Region: Great Game or International Cooperation?

K. S. Yalowitz & R. A. Virginia: The economic downturn is lifting pressure off further harmful resource exploitation development in the Arctic region. Will the international community however seize this unexpected opportunity to tackle environmental challenges? US commitment to UN multilateralism is key. …More

March 10, 2010 | Sea and State Change

Klaus Dodds: The Arctic is in a state of interregnum. The opening of new shipping routes and possible resource exploitation are points of contention. While it is overblown to suggest inevitable geopolitical disorder, tensions will run high. …More

March 10, 2010 | Taking the Temperature of Arctic Governance

Editorial Team: The Arctic region tops the agenda at for the next week. As the melting ice cap reveals unprecedented commercial and resource exploiting opportunities, we invite our members to reflect on and debate how to make the fight against climate change prevail over states’ interests and consider the need for transatlantic leadership in Arctic governance. …More


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