India’s SaGHAA: Where the Arctic, Antarctic and Himalayas meet


Hriday Sarma Hriday Sarma, India Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), recently spoke to Dr Sulagna Chattopadhyay, President

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Trade, Canada’s Territories and the Arctic Council’s Asian Observers


Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau at the 44th G7 summit. (Government of

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The GCC-Russia-China LNG Triangle and Role of Transnational Knowledge Networks: Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen


Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen (Professor, Barents Chair in Politics, University of Tromsø), with Tero Vauraste (Chair of the Arctic Economic Council)

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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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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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India as a Polar Stakeholder: Interview with Dr M Ravichandran


India’s new Antarctic research station, Bharati. (Courtesy of Boo Architekten and NCAOR.) Hriday Ch Sarma Hriday Sarma, India Fellow at

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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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Trade and the Canadian North


(L to R) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo

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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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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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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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