Search: Arctic Council (26 materials)

 

The Russian and Canadian Approach to Extra-Regional Actors in the Arctic

... Given the increasing presence of extra-regional actors, it is important to consider the approaches adopted by Russia and Canada as the two biggest Arctic powers to developing relations with extra-regional states, and with the observer countries in the Arctic Council in particular. The Interests of Extra-Regional Actors in the Arctic There are several reasons why extra-regional actors are interested in the Arctic. First and foremost is climate change in the region, which has an impact on the life and ...

11.07.2019

RIAC and WWF Russia Discuss Arctic Issues

... World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Russia) held a round table on the development of international cooperation in Arctic marine space management. The following topics were covered during the meeting: — prospects for joint projects in the framework of the Arctic Council regarding the management of the central part of the Arctic Ocean; — obtained results, current activities, and plans for the future of the Arctic Council on preservation and management of marine space in the Arctic; — approaches to marine ...

21.06.2019

Back to “Normalcy”

... unexpected solutions or, conversely, any dramatic events prompting a sharp exacerbation in the region. For instance, the President of Finland’s “breakthrough idea” of an “Arctic summit” did not materialize. Finland will continue to chair the Arctic Council until the spring of 2019, and such a summit would sound a powerful chord at the end of the country’s northern “work.” However, Donald Trump’s sceptical attitude to such events, where he would be wary of attempts to talk him into ...

28.12.2018

Integrated Marine Management in the Arctic

... ecosystem-based management in the region. Basing on the comparative analysis of different regional solutions related to such management, the authors conclude that there is a need to develop a special regime for the Arctic based on further build up of the Arctic Council and the OSPAR experience. The report is prepared under the RIAC project "International cooperation in the Arctic". Integrated Marine Management in the Arctic , 3 Mb

19.12.2018

Overview of the RAND Corporation report “Maintaining Arctic Cooperation with Russia”

... Stephanie Pezard, Abbie Tingstad, Kristin Van Abel, Scott Stephenson) Introduction RAND Report “Maintaining Arctic Cooperation with Russia” Considering the heated relations between Russia in the West following the Ukraine crisis, members of the Arctic Council keeps relations friendly. This report aims to continue this trend, and advises policy direction for United States which would alleviate the effects of different factors which could spark tension leading to conflict. As a great power and ...

13.07.2017

Binding the Northern Powers in Law

... countries should band together to advance regional integration by forming an Arctic Union. This institution would not be as profoundly interconnected as the EU, but would still possess a number of important innovations to distinguish it from the existing Arctic Council. These would include an enhanced mandate that focusses on security-related issues, increased promotion of intercultural exchanges between member states, the creation of more institutions of higher learning in the region, more frequent ministerial ...

20.04.2017

RIAC Holds the Conference “International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development”

... (RIAC) under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was held in Moscow on October 12-13, 2016. Official Partner of the Conference is NOVATEK . The event was held ahead of the 20 th anniversary of the Arctic Council and was attended by representatives of all its member states, including senior officials from Russia, Norway and Iceland, officials from Denmark and Canada, members of the business community, and leading experts from the Arctic countries....

14.10.2016

Conference “International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development”. Plenary sessions

... (RIAC) under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was held in Moscow on October 12-13, 2016. Official Partner of the Conference is NOVATEK . The event was held ahead of the 20 th anniversary of the Arctic Council and was attended by representatives of all its member states, including senior officials from Russia, Norway and Iceland, officials from Denmark and Canada, members of the business community, and leading experts from the Arctic countries....

13.10.2016

Conference “International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development 20th Anniversary of the Arctic Council

... Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development ” . The event is supported by the Executive Office of the Government of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Official Partner of the Conference is NOVATEK . In September 2016, the Arctic Council celebrates the 20th Anniversary. Since the initiative emerged, the Arctic states have shown a high level of consensus work notwithstanding their different approaches to development of the region and to protection of their national interests ...

11.10.2016

Andrey Kortunov at Conference “Deep Freeze? East-West Relations and the Arctic” in Helsinki

... Finnish officials, as well as diplomats, experts, journalists and civil society leaders, who discussed the current status and prospects for multilateral cooperation in the Arctic in the worsened Russia-West environment, opportunities for strengthening the Arctic Council and other institutions engaged in international Arctic cooperation, the future of territorial disputes, implementation of major energy projects under Western sanctions against Russia, and dropping energy prices. RIAC Director General Andrey ...

16.10.2015
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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