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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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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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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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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Alaska’s Changing Oil Landscape and the BP-Hilcorp Deal: What’s at stake?


The Trans-Alaska Pipeline spans 1,300 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Alaska. Photo by Luca Galuzzi

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Shots Heard ‘Round the World: Future of Arctic Research in Face of Alaska’s Budget Crisis


University of Alaska Fairbanks. © Alaska Center for Energy and Power. Erin Willahan and Liz Bowman This summer, the only

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The Arkansas Cotton in Trump’s Woolly Greenland Linen


Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes The Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen might have dismissed Trump’s plan to purchase Greenland as “absurd”,

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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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“Greenland is Greenlandic”


Kangerlussuaq Airport. Image by D-Stanley is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prof Brooks Kaiser What the heck is up with

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Trump’s Greenland Plan: The Rebirth of an 1867 American Dream


Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Late last Thursday, #Greenland was among the most trending items on Twitter – and, oddly, for

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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 Presidency of Donald Trump in the Arctic Council


President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation and President Sauli

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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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Alaskans are Poised to ‘Take a Stand’ in Fish-Focused Ballot Measure


© Erin Willahan Erin Willahan If the upcoming mid-term elections this November were not polarising enough for communities across the

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Decolonising the Arctic, One Tattoo at a time: A Conversation with Holly Mititquq Nordlum


Erin Willahan Erin Willahan, Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, speaks to Alaska-based Iñupiaq artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum about the

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Maine Trade Mission to the UK & Ireland, September 2018


Commissioner Denise Garland of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development; UK Regional Envoy to the US, Mark Garnier

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Reversing Extinction – What could the plan to resurrect the Woolly Mammoth mean for the Arctic ecosystem? 


Lyuba, a mummified woolly mammoth calf that lived 42,000 years ago, at the Royal BC Museum in Canada. © Province

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