Rail and Port Linkages: The Case of Churchill, Manitoba


  By Brooks Kaiser and Mieke Coppes Adapted from Kaiser, B. A., Pahl, J., & Horbel, C. (2018). The Port

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The Security Implications of China-Greenland Relations


By Kenty Dubois and Alessandro Gagaridis Introduction After the Cold War, the security context in the Arctic has been characterised

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Polar Knowledge Canada: Interview with Jeannette Menzies


The Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). © Government of Canada In this ‘Polar Matters’ interview, Karen Everett, Fellow at

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The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC): India’s Grand Plan for Northern Connectivity


The INSTC, alongside relevant European transport corridors and regional transportation networks. © Dwayne Menezes, Polar Research and Policy Initiative Hriday

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Canada’s Arctic Policy Framework: A New Approach to Northern Governance


Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada. © Tyler Heal.  Introduction Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave numerous speeches and issued many press releases

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Trade and the Canadian North


(L to R) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo

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A Case for the Commons: The Snow Crab in the Barents


This article has been written by Brooks A Kaiser, Melina Kourantidou and Linda M Fernandez, and published by the Journal of Environmental Management,

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session II: Arctic Spirit Conference 2017, Finland


Session 2 Date: 16 November 2017 Venue: Borealis Auditorium, Lapland University of Applied Sciences. Rovaniemi, Finland. Principal follow up discussion

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India’s Engagement with the Polar Regions


Bharati, India’s Antarctic Research Station ©BOF Architekten Background Introduction to India’s Involvement The signing of the Svalbard Treaty in February

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session I: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Iceland


Session 1 Date: 14 October 2017 Venue: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland Download PDF: SDGs in the Arctic –

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The Release of China’s Arctic Policy: Translating the Significance


After many years of anticipation, China has released an official government policy on the Arctic. The white paper was presented

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Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Use in Arctic Shipping: Risks, Alternatives and Legal Options for a Phase-Out


By Sian Prior and Liana James Progress at the International Maritime Organization on a phase-out of the use of heavy

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The Arctic Between Hype and Reality


By Henry Bartelet and Kenty Dubois As the climate is warming and the ice is melting, the Arctic has regained

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Dispatch from the Official Home of Santa Claus: Interview with Finnish Entrepreneur Ilkka Länkinen


Next to its pristine nature and Northern Lights, Lapland is known for accommodating Santa Claus and his elves. In Rovaniemi

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Can the Ecosystem Approach (EA) Work in Arctic Science and Governance?


The Ecosystem Approach (EA) has existed for more than 30 years and has been perceived as the ultimate tool for addressing

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An Update on the Canada-United States Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


What is the status of the Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement? In short, it has been given a hasty burial. To

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Arcticness: An Interview with Ilan Kelman | Polar Matters


Lana Ollier, Associate at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, speaks to Dr Ilan Kelman on his recently published book Arcticness: Power and Voice from

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Small Players in the Big Game? The Arctic and its Small States


The Arctic Council (AC) offers the Arctic states a forum for discussion and cooperation on an equal footing. This is

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Arctic Hyperloop: The End of Shipping?


Figure 1: Concept Image – Hyperloop One © ‘Hyperloop is the definitive 21st century transportation solution, not only for the

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Lessons From the Arctic About Russia


President Vladimir Putin meeting in March 2017 with President of Iceland Guðni Jóhannesson at the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk, Russia.

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