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Vladimir Putin arrived in Brisbane, Australia for the G-20 Summit as NATO confirmed reports of Russian troops and materiel crossing the border into eastern Ukraine (BBC). The concomitant arrival of four Russian warships to international waters off the coast of Australia only added to the irritation of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who had previously promised to “shirtfront” Putin over Russian activity in Ukraine.
Arctic Shipping
Malte Humpert, October 31, 2014
Expectations are high that Arctic shipping routes, particularly the Northern Sea Route (NSR), will rival traditional shipping routes and complement the Suez Canal route as a key waterway for trade to and from Asia by the middle of this century. How realistic are such scenarios? This report uses data from the 2013 NSR shipping season to identify and analyze traffic patterns, point out differences compared to the Suez and Panama Canals and draw conclusions about the future potential of the NSR.
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Arctic Shipping
By Andreas Raspotnik, November 5, 2014
The Arctic Institute’s Andreas Raspotnik contributed to a recent publication on the governance structure of Arctic marine shipping. The article offers a concise summary on legal challenges concerning the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
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Marc Jacobsen, November 10, 2014
In cooperation with the 2015 High North Dialogue we conduct a series of podcast interviews with some of the speakers and participants of the conference as well as other Arctic voices.   
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Coast Guard
Andreas Østhagen, October 9, 2014
Coast guards are the maritime workhorses of coastal states, intent on protecting their sovereign rights to fisheries and petroleum resources, while also safeguarding lives and the environment.  In an Arctic Klondike, this institution does the heavy lifting.
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Arctic Council
By Matthew Willis and Duncan Depledge, September 22, 2014
Global coverage of Arctic geopolitics since 2007 has fed simplistic narratives about the potential for conflict in the region in ways that the eight Arctic states have struggled to counter.
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The Arctic Institute, October 22, 2014
The Arctic Institute (TAI) has signed a one-year partnership agreement with the High North Center in Bodø, North Norway, with the ambition of extending it further. TAI will help the Center to develop their High North Dialogue conference.
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Arctic Shipping
Kathrin Keil and Andreas Raspotnik, October 22, 2014
The Russian and Norwegian Arctic are gaining notoriety as an alternative maritime route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and as sources of natural resources.
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Arctic Shipping
By Malte Humpert, November 23, 2013
Every time Arctic sea ice extent reaches a new record low a host of new reports and studies predict a rapid increase in shipping activities in the Arctic. Expectations are high that Arctic shipping routes, particularly the Northern Sea Route, will rival traditional shipping routes.
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European Union
By Andreas Raspotnik and Andreas Østhagen, May 22, 2014
Although currently occupied with more urgent issues affecting the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood, the Council of the European Union, adopted its latest conclusion on the Arctic.
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By Marc Jacobsen, July 28, 2014
One of the first things the Greenlandic politicians will be confronted in with when they return to Inatsisartut, is a legislative proposal by the current Naalakkersuisut that may limit the public’s right to access documents.
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By The Arctic Institute, September 1, 2014
The Arctic Institute’s weekly newsletter The Arctic This Week (TATW) is sent out to 1850 subscribers in 85+ countries. To receive your free copy you can sign up by clicking here. To learn more about TATW please click here.
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By Malte Humpert, September 21, 2014
The Arctic Institute maintains a database of custom-produced Arctic maps in infographics. The archive includes maps about Arctic shipping, ice extent, oil and gas resources, legal boundaries, permafrost, international trade and many more. For a full gallery please click here and here.





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