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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Czech-Arctic Connections: Interview with Amb. Zdeněk Lyčka


Photo by Hasse Ferrold. Alisa Musanovic  I’m with Zdeněk Lyčka, who is the co-ordinator of the annual Czech Arctic Festival.

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Ukraine: Why this war is different


Prof Rachael Lorna Johnstone Professor of Law University of Akureyri (Iceland) and Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland) For the dead, the

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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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Arctic Security and the Russia-Ukraine War: The View from Norway


Sergey Lavrov, Russian Federation’s Foreign Minister, signing the Reykjavik Declaration at the 12th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in 2021. ©

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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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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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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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A Snapshot: UK-Norway Trade Relations


Bergen, Norway © Jim Trodel/Flickr Helena Roberts Building on our UK-Arctic Trade and Investment Observatory, we have collated this comprehensive

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Total liquefaction: Arctic LNG on the rise?


Equinor (formerly, Statoil)’s Hammerfest LNG in Melkøya in northern Norway. © Joakim Aleksander Mathisen/Flickr. Nadia French It is not a secret

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Norway: Measures to Address Coronavirus Pandemic


Bergen, Norway © Juan Antonio Segal / Flickr Helena Roberts First published: 20 March 2020 Last updated: 22 February 2022

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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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CITES and the Polar Bear


Dr Nikolas Sellheim Introduction The parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

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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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Commercial Sealers under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants


Woodstock in northern Newfoundland. © Nikolas Sellheim Nikolas Sellheim On 17 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted

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