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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A Radioactive Limit – What is next for Greenlandic mineral extraction?


© Mikkel Schøler Mikkel Schøler The Kuannersuit mining project hearing is officially still underway with a September 13 deadline. Still,

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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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Setting up a U.S. Consulate in Greenland, Again


Sung W. Choi, pictured, who has served as Consul at the U.S. Consulate Nuuk from June 2020 to June 2021,

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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 Arctic Council Goes Back to Basics


Press Conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarsson

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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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A RARE Opportunity: How Greenland came to be central to the Biden Presidency


Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Greenlandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, Business, Trade, and Climate Pele Broberg; Faroese Minister of

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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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Launch of Report: The Case for a Five Eyes Critical Minerals Alliance focusing on Greenland


New report by PRPI Director Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes calls on the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to

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UK-Arctic Trade and Investment Observatory


Greenwich Park, with the City of London in the background. Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes On the occasion of its fifth

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All-Party Parliamentary Group for Greenland (Greenland APPG)


© gags9999/Flickr Title: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Greenland (Greenland APPG) Purpose: To strengthen the UK-Greenland relationship on matters political, economic,

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Greenland’s Foreign Minister and Deputy Foreign Minister address UK MPs and Peers in historic meeting


Greenland’s Foreign Minister Steen Lynge (left) and Deputy Foreign Minister Kenneth Hœegh (right) London, 28 January 2021 The first ever

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The Arctic Circle Road: The Road to Freedom?


The construction of the Arctic Circle Road, connecting Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut, commenced in 2020. © Dwayne Menezes Justin Barnes On

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World first as UK Parliament establishes cross-party group dedicated to Greenland


London, 16 November 2020 The UK Parliament has become the first in the world, outside the Kingdom of Denmark, to

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The Future of US Arctic Policy under President Biden: Policy Recommendations


© Joe Biden Press Conference 2020/Flickr. Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Founder and Managing Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative After

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THE IDITAROD IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS: ONE LOOK INSIDE THE COVID-19 STORM


© Anita Parlow, 2020. Anita Parlow  The Iditarod Committee, located in Wasilla, Alaska, has announced that 57 mushers signed up

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After the British revival of OneWeb, what next for sat comms in the Arctic?


The collapse of OneWeb in March was just the latest in a string of failures in the satellite sector. The

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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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Greenland in the Middle: The Latest Front in a Great Power Rivalry


Image by Bernd Hildebrandt from Pixabay Mingming Shi and Marc Lanteigne Under normal circumstances, the announcement of an American foreign

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