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22 september 2016

France’s New Role in the Arctic

Maria Lagutina Ph.D. in Political Science, Associate Professor at the Global Politics Department of St. Petersburg State University

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In June 2016, France adopted its National Arctic Exploration Programme, which sets out the country’s basic interests in the region and delineates the principal trends and priorities of its Arctic policies in the coming years. In its programme, France defines itself as a polar state and a leading actor in the Arctic, staking its claim to a more active role in the Arctic affairs in the near future. Yet, given the current conditions of Arctic cooperation, will France succeed in fully implementing its strategic goals and tasks? The question remains open.

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12 september 2016

International Conference "International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development"

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On 12–13 October 2016, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia holds the Conference titled "International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development". The objective of the conference is to determine the outlines of the institutional development of the Arctic Council, the prospects for legal regulation of activities in the Arctic, as well as the potential of economic projects in the region and of cooperation with non-regional players.

26 july 2016

Head of Finnish East Office in Moscow

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On July 26, 2016, RIAC Program Manager for the Arctic and Asia-Pacific Lyudmila Filippova met with Executive Chairman of East Office of Finnish Industries Esko Aho to discuss future cooperation between the Russian International Affairs Council and the Finnish business association.

12 — 13 july 2016

RIAC at the Ocean University of China

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On July 12-13, 2016, RIAC Program Manager for the Arctic and Asia-Pacific Lyudmila Filippova visited the Ocean University of China, Qingdao. Ms. Filippova read a lecture titled “The Future of the Arctic Region: Reconciling or Walking apart?” The presentation was followed by a discussion of current issues related with Russia-China relations and international cooperation in the Arctic with participation of the university students and faculty.

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16 june 2016

RIAC at international conference “Ukraine, Syria and the Arctic – From Challenges to Solutions”

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On June 13-14, 2016, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov, Deputy Director on Science of RAS Institute for Oil and Gas Studies Vassily Bogoyavlensky, RIAC Program Manager Lyudmila Filippova and MGIMO Senior Lecturer Igor Istomin were in Toronto at international conference “Ukraine, Syria and the Arctic – From Challenges to Solutions” sponsored by the Institute for 21st Century Questions, the Global Brief magazine and the Canadian Forces College.

13 — 15 june 2016

RIAC takes a part at the conference "Ukraine, Syria and the Arctic – From Challenges to Solutions"

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This two-day international conference on Russia is organized in Toronto on June 13– 15 by the Institute for 21st Century Questions (21CQ) and Global Brief Magazine, in partnership with the Canadian Forces College. The Russian International Affairs Council will be represented at the conference by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General and Lyudmila Filippova, RIAC Program Manager.

19 april 2016

RIAC Discusses Prospects for Russia-Chinа Cooperation in Arctic

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The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a roundtable on the theme “The Arctic Dimension of Eurasian Integration” on 19 April 2016. The key speech was delivered by Professor Guo Peiqing, the Executive Director of the Institute of Polar Law and Policy of the Ocean University of China. The speech focused on China’s interests and the foundations of its strategy in the Arctic as well as the role of the Arctic region in the implementation of integration initiatives in Eurasia.

19 april 2016

Representatives of Sweden's Ministry of Defence at RIAC

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On April 19, 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council received a delegation of Sweden's Ministry of Defence led by Jörgen Cederberg, Senior Adviser of the Ministry’s Department for Security and International Relations. The guests were familiarized with RIAC’s projects on international cooperation in the Arctic, European security, the Baltic, and Russia-NATO dialogue.

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15 april 2016

RIAC Hosts a Public Lecture on the Arctic by Experts from the US and Canada

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On April 14, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council hosted an open lecture “Humans and Nature in the Arctic: Case Studies for International Cooperation,” delivered by experts from the US and Canada. The event was organized in collaboration with the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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13 april 2016

Experts from Russia, the United States and Canada Discuss Shipping in the Arctic

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On April 13, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in collaboration with the Pew Charitable Trusts held a round table discussion “Navigation in the Arctic: Promoting Cooperation and Addressing Challenges.” The event was attended by diplomats, representatives of government agencies, expert community and academic circles of Russia, the United States and Canada.

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