Nordic Plus: International Cooperation in the Arctic enters a New Era


Image: 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting. © Arctic Council/Flickr. Prof Dr Stefan Kirchner MJI Research Professor of Arctic Law; Head

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Why the Ukraine Invasion is not about NATO


“The Russian bear is visibly taken aback by a brave Ukrainian.” © Alisdare Hickson/Flickr Igor Putinovich Ever since Russia began amassing

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Now and Never: Banning Hydrocarbon Extraction in Antarctica Forever


Dr Patrick Flamm and Dr Alan Hemmings The Glasgow Climate Pact called the 2020s a “critical decade” for still meeting

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Antarcticness Affects Us All


Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK Professor II, University of Agder, Norway Member of

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Mining in Greenland – Down, but not out


Mikkel Schøler On November 9, the ruling coalition in Greenland consisting of IA and Naleraq passed legislation banning not only

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Why should Bangladesh seek an observer seat on the Arctic Council?


Prof Kamrul Hossain The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum comprising the eight circumpolar Arctic states – Canada, Denmark,

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Russia’s Proposed Extended Continental Shelf in the Arctic Ocean: Science Setting the Stage for Law


Prof Kamrul Hossain On 31 March 2021, Russia lodged two submissions with the United Nations Commission on the Limits of

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The New Fish Wave: The Iceland Ocean Cluster turns 10


Dr Thor Sigfusson Today, 24 May, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Iceland Ocean Cluster (IOC). Ever since its

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Arctic Stewardship in Reaching Net Zero – Carbon Capture Solutions


Secretary of State Antony J Blinken and Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson tour the Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant –

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The Geopolitics of Rebuilding New Zealand’s Scott Base in Antarctica


(Image: Scott Base in Antarctica © Dr Alan Hemmings) On 20 May 2021, the New Zealand Government announced its 2021

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How will Finland’s Arctic Strategy change?


Prof Timo Koivurova looks at how Finland’s new Arctic Strategy, currently in the process of finalisation, differs from the previous

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Geostrategic Futures in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica


Dr Claire Nettle Rapid political, social and environmental change presents challenges for the management of Arctic and Antarctic regions. Climate

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China’s Coronavirus Diplomacy?


Image by Terri Sharp from Pixabay. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK Professor II,

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Is this the End of the Arctic Council and Arctic Governance as we know it?


U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participates in the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, on May 7,

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Should We Plan for Polar Humanitarianism?


Dogs to the rescue in a whiteout on Svalbard? By Ilan Kelman Prof Ilan Kelman The polar regions are often

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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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From Dales Voe to Scapa Flow: Scotland, a Leading Marine Hub for the Arctic


Scapa Flow © Damien Entwistle/Flickr. Peter Sherwin On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Arctic Policy

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Scottish Land Reforms: Lessons in Community Regeneration for the Arctic?


Ulva. © James Stringer/Flickr. Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes (with thanks to Max Baring of Thomson Reuters Foundation for the film)

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Win-Win Scottish Arctic Policy can Build Greater Connectivity and Resilience


Dales Voe. Image from Lerwick Port Authority. https://www.lerwick-harbour.co.uk/decommissioning Prof Brooks Kaiser On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s

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Climate Vulnerability Index for World Heritage: From Orkney to the Arctic


Ring of Brodgar, Orkney. The  most northerly of Britain’s stone circles, the henge at Brodgar is the centrepiece of the ‘The

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