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05 september 2014

RIAC Summer School "Roadmap for International Cooperation in the Arctic" Pays Off


Yekaterina Klimenko, participant of RIAC 2012 Summer School Roadmap for International Cooperation in the Arctic" has written a policy paper "Russia’s Evolving Arctic Strategy: Drivers, Challenges and New Opportunities" for the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In her paper, the author analyzes Russia's strategy in the Arctic to development of energy resources, the Northern Sea Route, changes of Moscow's policies in the context of the altering international context, and the copeartion between Russian and China in the region. RIAC expresses gratitude to Yekaterina Klimenko for using its Arctic Project materials.


03 july 2014

RIAC Welcomes International Transport Academy


On July 3, 2014 RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov and Program Director Ivan Timofeev received Viktor Dosenko, Vice President of International Transport Academy, and Marinella Tabet, Director of its International Relations Department. The two sides discussed cooperation in research and public activities, with the focus on RIAC's priority Arctic project. The guests were presented some of RIAC works, i.e. report "International Cooperation in the Arctic 2013" and the anthology "The Arctic Region: Problems of International Cooperation."

23 april 2014

RIAC Experts on the Outlook for Russian-Canadian Cooperation in the Arctic Given the Current International Situation


On April 15, 2014 Canada said it would boycott an upcoming meeting of the Arctic Council in Moscow. Minister Leona Aglukkaq said the decision was part of the sanctions imposed by Canada on Russia because of the events in Ukraine. RIAC experts Alexander Vylegzhanin (MGIMO), Alexander Sergunin (St Petersburg State University), Valeriy Konyshev (St Petersburg State University) and Pavel Gudev (IMEMO RAS) comment on Canada’s decision and on how the Ukrainian crisis might affect the Arctic Council’s effectiveness and the degree of cooperation in the Arctic region.

18 april 2014

Prospects for cooperation in the Arctic: a Canadian perspective



This month we asked Rob Huebert to comment on the implications of the Crimean crisis for the Arctic. Huebert is associate director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. He has researched extensively on Arctic policy and defense. He doesn’t rule out the possibility of escalating tensions in the Arctic. The latest news of Canada’s boycott of the Arctic Council meeting in Moscow confirms this picture.

08 april 2014

Dmitry Trenin Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center

«Five Issues at Stake in the Arctic»


27 march 2014

Arctic Offshore Exploration: An International Perspective

Alexei Fadeyev PhD in Economics, Head of the Production Support Department at Gazpromneft-Sakhalin


A lecture delivered as part of RIAC Days at Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) on 5 February 2014. The focus of our current talk is the Transport, Logistics and Production Outlook for the Arctic Offshore Exploration: An International Perspective. This lecture is, if anything, practical in nature as I will be using case studies to demonstrate the tools and prospects for international cooperation in Arctic shelf development.

25 february 2014

Northern Federal University Modeling Arctic Council


On February 25, 2014 Northern (Arctic) Federal University opened an international Winter School “Model Arctic Council” (MAC) aimed to reproduce the activities of the Arctic states within the Council. The participants included master’s degree holders and post-graduate students from the University and its U.S., Norwegian, Swedish and Canadian partners, as well as young experts from such non-Arctic countries as Indonesia and Thailand.

14 february 2014

Iceland: Liberty Island in the Arctic

Dmitry Tulupov Faculty of International Relations of St. Petersburg State University


The active development of the system for Arctic policy since the beginning of the 2000s both on the national and international levels has greatly contributed to shaping the informal behavior of the many regional powers concerned. What kind of role does Iceland have, which until recently remained in the shadows of the “Arctic race”, chosen for itself? What are the challenges and opportunities that Reykjavik faces while implementing its regional strategy?

04 february 2014

New Vistas for Arctic Shelf Development



The extraction of natural resources in the Arctic is becoming an increasingly hot topic. We talked to Oleg Korneev, Deputy Director for Geoecology and Engineering Surveys at the SevMorGeo Geological Sea Survey Company, about the feasibility of Arctic development and Russia’s current projects in the area.

04 february 2014

Indigenous Peoples: Development for Preservation



Academician Valery Tishkov, Director of Miklukho-Maklay Institute for Ethnology and Anthropology at the Russian Academy of Sciences met with RIAC to share his views on the prospects for the indigenous peoples of the North and their integration with modern society.

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