The Stereotype is Dead? No! – A Review of Avatar: The Way of Water


Image © Disney. The stereotype is dead? No. Long live the stereotype indeed. Dr Nikolas Sellheim reviews Avatar: The Way

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The Sidelining of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in CITES Media Coverage


Photo: Ng Swan Ti / Oxfam. Dr Nikolas Sellheim Director, Sellheim Environmental Fellow, Polar Research and Policy Initiative The fall

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Are We Psychologically Ready for Power Outages?


The squirrel factor. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK Professor II, University of Agder,

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Do Disasters Kill More Women Than Men?


Disaster death rates may result from societal roles. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK

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The “Natural Disaster” Misnomer: How are Disasters defined?


Disaster descriptions do not capture many mental health and well-being impacts. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University

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Observatory for Arctic Media Coverage


Project Lead: Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Project Coordinator: Mikhail Radkevitch Since its inception, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) has been

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Poland in the Arctic: Interview with Ambassador Andrzej Misztal


Alisa Musanovic  Today, I’m with Ambassador Andrzej Misztal, who is Poland’s Arctic Ambassador. Could you start off by telling us

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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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The Estonian Polar Club: Interview with Katrin Savomägi


Alisa Musanovic  Today I’m with Katrin Savomägi, who is the Managing Director of the Estonian Polar Club. Could you start

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Czech-in the Arctic: Interview with Jan Dusik


Alisa Musanovic  I’m with Jan Dusík, who is currently the Interim Director of the Arctic Programme at the Worldwide Fund

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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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Poland’s Polar Policy: Interview with Dr Michał Łuszczuk


Alisa Musanovic  Today I’m with Michał Łuszczuk, who is a Member of the National Committee on Polar Research at the

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Cold Climate Research in Poland: Interview with Dr Mateusz Strzelecki, University of Wrocław


University of Wroclaw Collection Alisa Musanovic  Today I’m with Dr Mateusz C. Strzelecki, a researcher at the University of Wrocław,

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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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Estonia and the Arctic: Interview with Prof Rein Vaikmäe


Alisa Musanovic  Today I’d like to welcome Prof Rein Vaikmäe, Professor Emeritus at Tallinn University of Technology, Chairman of the

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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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Third Pole’s View on the North Pole – India’s Arctic Policy


Kanagavalli Suryanarayanan The Arctic Policy of India, titled ‘India’s Arctic Policy: Building a Partnership for Sustainable Development’, has been published

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Ukraine Stands Alone Calling for Sanctioning of Russia During IMO Extraordinary Council Meeting


Image: The headquarters of the International Maritime Organization, Albert Embankment, London © Lord Harris Igor Putinovich Following two days of

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