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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The Shadow of the Future: The Demand for an Arctic Regime


New pathways or old wine in new bottles? Once again, it is necessary to rethink theoretical approaches to prepare the

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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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