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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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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