The Implications of the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the United States’ now former-President Barack Obama. Picture via US Embassy and Consulates, Canada. 2016 ended with one of

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Icebreakers: An Overview


As the Arctic ice cap retreats further north every summer, the Arctic Ocean becomes an ever more enticing area for

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Scotland urged to go ‘Nordic’ to boost tourism and trade


Article published in The Sunday Herald, on 22 January, 2017: ‘Scotland urged to go ‘Nordic’ to boost tourism and trade’. Dr

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Personnel is Policy: Tillerson, Trump’s Cabinet, and the Arctic


Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson. Picture via Don Emmert, Nicholas Kamm/Getty. When the Arctic Council meets in Fairbanks, Alaska, for the

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2016: An Anomalous Year?


Donald Trump looks over his shoulder at us, the smallest smile visible: Person of the Year. It has undoubtedly been

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International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic: Prelude or Symphony?


Photo from Yngve Olsen Sæbbe, via Nordnorsk Opera Og Symphoniorkester It is highly recommended to turn on any classical symphony when

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How has cooperation in the Arctic survived Western-Russian Geopolitical Tension?


With two strokes of a pen followed by rapturous applause from the Kremlin audience, Russia formally annexed Crimea on 18 March

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Beyond Transitions: US Arctic Leadership and the Future for Climate-displaced Populations


Kivalina, a village facing coastal erosion. Image via Flickr. The impacts of rapid climate change are numerous and significant. In

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A Tale of Friendship and Legacy – Bilateral North American Polar Protection


Official White House Photo by Pete Souza By Josh Caldon and Andrew Chater On 10 March 2016, President Barack Obama

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On Ice and Art


Ice Watch (2015), a major public art project by Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing, on the occasion of COP 21 – United

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