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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Putin is after more than land — he wants the religious soul of Ukraine


Knox Thames Former Special Envoy for Religious Minorities, U.S. Department of State Make no mistake, Putin is seeking full capitulation

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Catholic Bishops in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland call for end to violence in Ukraine


Meeting in London on 4th March 2022, the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of England and Wales,

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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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A Peaceful Arctic Does Not Mean a Neutral One


Leslie Canavera CEO PolArctic LLC As business leaders, we share the weight of encouraging nations to maintain an equilibrium that

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Why the Ukraine Invasion is not about NATO


“The Russian bear is visibly taken aback by a brave Ukrainian.” © Alisdare Hickson/Flickr Igor Putinovich Ever since Russia began amassing

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Now and Never: Banning Hydrocarbon Extraction in Antarctica Forever


Dr Patrick Flamm and Dr Alan Hemmings The Glasgow Climate Pact called the 2020s a “critical decade” for still meeting

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Antarcticness Affects Us All


Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK Professor II, University of Agder, Norway Member of

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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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Coronavirus Observatory: Tracking the Pandemic in the Arctic and the Antarctic


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Livelihood, cruelty, extinction? The recent killings of Atlantic white-sided dolphins in the Faroe Islands


Image by Annie Spratt from Unsplash. Dr Nikolas Sellheim Dr Nikolas Sellheim investigates and evaluates the international outcry in response

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Contextualising the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use


Image by Renaldo Matamoro on Unsplash. Dr Nikolas Sellheim Dr Nikolas Sellheim investigates and evaluates whether the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration

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Mining in Greenland – Down, but not out


Mikkel Schøler On November 9, the ruling coalition in Greenland consisting of IA and Naleraq passed legislation banning not only

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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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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 New Fish Wave: The Iceland Ocean Cluster turns 10


Dr Thor Sigfusson Today, 24 May, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Iceland Ocean Cluster (IOC). Ever since its

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