Latvia’s Arctic Connections: Interview with Mārtiņš Vargulis


Alisa Musanovic  Today’s interview is with Mārtiņš Vargulis, a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and lecturer at Riga Stradiņš

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Estonia in the Arctic: Interview with Ambassador Märt Volmer


Alisa Musanovic  Today, I’m with Märt Volmer, who is the Undersecretary for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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One Arctic or Two? Polar Geopolitics in the Wake of the Ukraine Conflict


Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, and Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, speak at the 12th Arctic Council

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Latvia in the Arctic: Interview with State Secretary Andris Pelšs


Alisa Musanovic  Today’s interview is with Andris Pelšs, who is the Secretary of State of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign

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Finno-Ugric Connections: Interview with Sven-Erik Soosaar


Alisa Musanovic  Today’s interview is with Sven-Erik Soosaar, a member of the Board of the Estonian NGO, Fenno-Ugria. He is

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The Ukraine Invasion signals an earthquake in Arctic and Nordic politics


A member of the Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine stands inside the damaged Kharkiv regional administration building in the aftermath

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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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It’s time for an Arctic Council 2.0


The flags of the Arctic Council member states and permanent participants. (Linnea Nordström / Arctic Council Secretariat) Alice Rogoff For

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Finland: Measures to Address Coronavirus Pandemic


Helsinki, Finland (Pixabay) Haroon Faqir First Published: 20 March 2020 Last Edited: 13 December 2021 Furthering our UK-Arctic Coronavirus Observatory,

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UK-Arctic Trade and Investment Observatory


Greenwich Park, with the City of London in the background. Project Lead: Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Project Team: Mikhail Radkevitch, Helena Roberts,

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Finland’s New Strategy for Arctic Policy


Nina Brander, Secretary General of the Arctic Advisory Board in the Strategy Department of the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office and

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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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A Snapshot: UK-Finland Trade Relations


Helsinki, Finland – Indineo/Pixabay Haroon Faqir Building on our UK-Arctic Trade and Investment Observatory, we have collated a snapshot of

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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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Embassy of Iceland to the UK and PRPI host Evening on Sustainable Arctic Tourism in London


On 26 June 2019, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) had the great pleasure of hosting an evening on Sustainable

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Sustainable Tourism Development in the Nordic Arctic: Proceedings of 2019 Iceland Workshop


Since 2018, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) has joined forces with the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) to host

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Takeaways from the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 7 May 2019.

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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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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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