Can the Ecosystem Approach (EA) Work in Arctic Science and Governance?


The Ecosystem Approach (EA) has existed for more than 30 years and has been perceived as the ultimate tool for addressing

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An Update on the Canada-United States Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


What is the status of the Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement? In short, it has been given a hasty burial. To

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Small Players in the Big Game? The Arctic and its Small States


The Arctic Council (AC) offers the Arctic states a forum for discussion and cooperation on an equal footing. This is

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Trends Among the Arctic Council Observers, 2015-2017


10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held in Fairbanks, 2017. ©U.S. Department of State There has been much written about the motivation of observers

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Observers to the Arctic Council and their Benefits


8th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, 2013. © U.S. Department of State The Arctic Council has been widely accepted

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Lessons From the Arctic About Russia


President Vladimir Putin meeting in March 2017 with President of Iceland Guðni Jóhannesson at the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk, Russia.

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The Significance of the Arctic Council’s 2017 Ministerial Meeting


Secretary Tillerson Poses for a Family Photo With Principal Participants and Heads of Delegation at the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial

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What are the UK’s Interests in the Arctic?


The UK has been cautious in forming and enacting an Arctic strategy thus far. In many ways, this is unsurprising

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US Arcticness 150 Years After the Alaska Purchase


The 7.2 million USD check used to pay for Alaska On March 30, 1867, when the Treaty of Cession was

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A Second Opportunity? Mechanisms of Renewed Russia’s Arctic Colonisation


Panoramic view of Murmansk, Russia. Photo via euno – Flickr Although Canada and the U.S. announced their resolute positions towards

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