The World Needs the Arctic Council Now More Than Ever


Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, on May 7, 2019. Barry

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Royal Navy shows solidarity with Ukraine at Antarctic research base


The crew of the HMS Protector and the Ukrainian scientists at the Vernadsky polar research station in Antarctica show their

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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


Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg discusses the COVID-19 pandemic at the Norwegian Government’s press conference for children, 16 March 2020.

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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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A Snapshot: UK-US Trade Relations


© Len Radin/Flickr Haroon Faqir Building on our UK-Arctic Trade and Investment Observatory, we have collated a snapshot of the

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The Future of US Arctic Policy under President Biden: Policy Recommendations


© Joe Biden Press Conference 2020/Flickr. Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Founder and Managing Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative After

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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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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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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 Art of a Deal? Reflections on US Withdrawal from the Paris Accord


Trump and the Announcement in the Rose Garden | 1 June 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

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Regional Security in the North: Emerging Themes and Challenges


Polar Research and Policy Initiative is an official sponsor of the workshop ‘Regional Security in the North: Emerging Themes and Challenges’

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Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council: An interview with Aleksi Härkönen


Polar Research and Policy Initiative Fellow Nic Craig sat down with Aleksi Härkönen, Finland’s Ambassador for Arctic Affairs, to discuss

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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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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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Finding the Middle Ground: Reggie Joule and the President’s Task Force


Reggie Joule, former mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, was one of the two indigenous representatives on the President’s State,

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Decision 2016: Clinton’s Arctic


As the ‘Decision 2016‘ article on the regional implications of a Trump Presidency outlined, this November’s election is a seminal moment

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