What is Japan’s Arctic Interest?


Japan’s special ambassador in charge of Arctic affairs Kazuko Shiraishi at the Arctic Circle Assembly, in Reykjavik. Photo via Arcticcircle.org

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Cooperation between Russia and China in the Arctic


This presentation was delivered at the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik by Professor Valery Konyshev, Professor at the School of

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BRICS in the Arctic: Views on the Arctic Circle Assembly Panel, by Sergio Trindade


The fourth Arctic Circle Assembly took place in Reykjavík on 7-9 October 2016. More than 2 thousand people attended. This

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On The Lamentations of Zeno


At a Bureau de Change, I recently spoke to a woman about her holiday plans to the Maldives. She was

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What is China’s Interest in the Arctic?


The representatives of the People’s Republic of China at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2015. China is an observer in the Arctic

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Disruption over Macquarie Island calls for some clever Antarctic thinking


Photo via AAP/Paul Carter Last week, the Australian Antarctic Division announced that they would close Macquarie Island research station by

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