The Model Arctic Council: An Opportunity for Innovative Policy Dialogue


Justin Barnes and Brittany Ennis From 29 October to 2 November 2018, while the Senior Arctic Officials of the Arctic

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Delegates from 20 Nations convene in the United Kingdom for Arctic Encounter London 2019


Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) and the Arctic Encounter host the first Arctic Encounter London in London, UK, on

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When the Kingdom Comes: Saudi Arabia in the Arctic


Richard Clifford It is often said that what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic but affects

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Dr Nikolas Sellheim on The Seal Hunt: Cultures, Economies and Legal Regimes


© Nikolas Sellheim Lana Ollier and Nikolas Sellheim For the January edition of Polar Matters, Lana Ollier, Fellow at Polar Research

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The Need to Consider Chinese Tourism in Antarctica


China’s Great Wall station, Antarctica (Source: Panoramio). Max Daniels Chinese foreign policy is receiving ever more attention in Western policy

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Antarctic Land-Based Tourism: Having One’s Feet on the Ground


Antarctica: Cape Evans. © Eli Duke.  Max Daniels Land-based activities are a specialised and niche part of Antarctic tourism, which

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Maine Trade Mission to the UK & Ireland, September 2018


Commissioner Denise Garland of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development; UK Regional Envoy to the US, Mark Garnier

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Arctic Marine Resource Governance: Interview with Dr Brooks Kaiser


Lana Ollier Lana Ollier, Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, speaks to Dr Brooks Kaiser, the Head of the Fisheries Unit

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Yours, Mine or Ours? The Kvanefjeld Multi-Element Project in Narsaq, Greenland


Narsaq, Greenland. © jtstewart By Mariel Kieval Introduction Climate change has already begun to take a toll on the amount

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Growing Alaskan-Chinese Trade at Risk from Trade War


Source: ADFG By Liz Bowman and Brooks Kaiser The escalating trade war between China and the US may force Alaskan

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The Security Implications of China-Greenland Relations


By Kenty Dubois and Alessandro Gagaridis Introduction After the Cold War, the security context in the Arctic has been characterised

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The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC): India’s Grand Plan for Northern Connectivity


The INSTC, alongside relevant European transport corridors and regional transportation networks. © Dwayne Menezes, Polar Research and Policy Initiative Hriday

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Canada’s Arctic Policy Framework: A New Approach to Northern Governance


Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada. © Tyler Heal.  Introduction Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave numerous speeches and issued many press releases

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Snow Crab Saga: A Story that Demonstrates the Complexities of Climate Change


Kondratuk Aleksei/Shutterstock.com There’s much more to snow crab than their tasty legs and claws. Especially so in the last few

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India’s Engagement with the Polar Regions


Bharati, India’s Antarctic Research Station ©BOF Architekten Background Introduction to India’s Involvement The signing of the Svalbard Treaty in February

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session I: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Iceland


Session 1 Date: 14 October 2017 Venue: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland Download PDF: SDGs in the Arctic –

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The Release of China’s Arctic Policy: Translating the Significance


After many years of anticipation, China has released an official government policy on the Arctic. The white paper was presented

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The Arctic Between Hype and Reality


By Henry Bartelet and Kenty Dubois As the climate is warming and the ice is melting, the Arctic has regained

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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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