Greenpeace vs Norway: Interview with Truls Gulowsen, Head of Greenpeace Norway


Truls Gulowsen, head of Greenpeace Norway, and Ingrid Skjoldvær, head of Nature and Youth,  file an unprecedented legal case against the

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The Significance of the Arctic Council’s 2017 Ministerial Meeting


Secretary Tillerson Poses for a Family Photo With Principal Participants and Heads of Delegation at the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial

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What are the UK’s Interests in the Arctic?


The UK has been cautious in forming and enacting an Arctic strategy thus far. In many ways, this is unsurprising

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Iqaluit International: An Interview with Project Director Olivier Walon


Polar Research and Policy Initiative Fellow Thomas Bishop interviews Olivier Walon, Project Director at Bouygues Bâtiment International, about Iqaluit International

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US Arcticness 150 Years After the Alaska Purchase


The 7.2 million USD check used to pay for Alaska On March 30, 1867, when the Treaty of Cession was

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A Second Opportunity? Mechanisms of Renewed Russia’s Arctic Colonisation


Panoramic view of Murmansk, Russia. Photo via euno – Flickr Although Canada and the U.S. announced their resolute positions towards

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The Polar Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise: The Value of Past Perspectives


Climate change represents an existential threat to humanity. The IPCC’s most optimistic future emissions projection, RCP2.6, models a further 0.3-1.7oC

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50 Years of Polar Bear Research: Interview with Two Scientists


Polar bear research scientists Thor Larsen (left; photo via Thor) and  Jon Aars (right; photo by Jon Aars/ Norwegian Polar Institute) 

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The Implications of the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the United States’ now former-President Barack Obama. Picture via US Embassy and Consulates, Canada. 2016 ended with one of

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Icebreakers: An Overview


As the Arctic ice cap retreats further north every summer, the Arctic Ocean becomes an ever more enticing area for

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Scotland urged to go ‘Nordic’ to boost tourism and trade


Article published in The Sunday Herald, on 22 January, 2017: ‘Scotland urged to go ‘Nordic’ to boost tourism and trade’. Dr

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Personnel is Policy: Tillerson, Trump’s Cabinet, and the Arctic


When the Arctic Council meets in Fairbanks, Alaska, for the final ministerial of the US chairship, the Arctic’s foreign and

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2016: An Anomalous Year?


Donald Trump looks over his shoulder at us, the smallest smile visible: Person of the Year. It has undoubtedly been

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International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic: Prelude or Symphony?


Photo from Yngve Olsen Sæbbe, via Nordnorsk Opera Og Symphoniorkester It is highly recommended to turn on any classical symphony when

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Reindeer Are Real – And So Are The Challenges They Face


Picture via Larissa Beumer This article has been written by Larissa Beumer and Åshild Ønsvik Pedersen. When we think about

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Lessons from Iceland: Kicking the fossil fuel addiction


When one thinks of the Arctic, certain words spring to mind: cold, dark and remote. For settlements in the far

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How has cooperation in the Arctic survived Western-Russian Geopolitical Tension?


With two strokes of a pen followed by rapturous applause from the Kremlin audience, Russia formally annexed Crimea on 18 March

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Beyond Transitions: US Arctic Leadership and the Future for Climate-displaced Populations


Kivalina, a village facing coastal erosion. Image via Flickr. The impacts of rapid climate change are numerous and significant. In

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What is Japan’s Arctic Interest?


Japan’s special ambassador in charge of Arctic affairs Kazuko Shiraishi at the Arctic Circle Assembly, in Reykjavik. Photo via Arcticcircle.org

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Whose Fish? Looking at Svalbard’s Fisheries Protection Zone


When looking at Svalbard, one needs to appreciate its history to understand the unique position that it holds in the

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