Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Arctic This Week: 31 March – 7 April, 2014




"Homestead," courtesy of Clare Kines
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Welcome and thanks for joining us this week! We hope that you find TATW interesting and entertaining to read. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can sign up here. You can find the PDF version of TATW here.

As always, all editorial choices, opinions and any mistakes are the authors’ own. To comment, to point out an error or to request a back issue, feel free to contact us directly. Anything that we missed? Please feel free to share material with us if you think it deserves inclusion in TATW.

ARCTIC CONFERENCE AND EVENTS LIST

The Arctic Institute maintains and provides access to a list of Arctic-themed conferences, workshops, and events. You can access the list by clicking on the following link:


Please help us keep this list up to date! If you would like to add an event to the list, please submit the required information including the event’s name, dates, location, description, website address and contact information using this submission form. The list will be updated weekly and a link to the list will be provided each week in TATW.

READS OF THE WEEK

Two Robs weighed-in on Arctic politics last week. Rob Huebert discussed “How Russia’s move into Crimea upended Canada’s Arctic strategy” in the Globe & Mail, and Robert R. Murray talked (Mis)understanding the Arctic for E-IR. Murray argues that “the scholarly study of international relations is lagging behind in its application to Arctic politics,” and Huebert predicts that “the very face of Canadian Arctic security is about to change, and not for the better.”



Thursday, April 3, 2014

Arctic Dialogue 2014 - Interview with Joël Plouffe




By Malte Humpert During this year’s Arctic Dialogue conference, we conducted a series of short interviews with some of the speakers and participants of the conference as well as other Arctic voices. This project is a collaboration between the High North Center, the University of Nordland, and The Arctic Institute. The podcasts will be available on iTunes via The Arctic Institute, as well as on the Arctic Dialogue website. You can find a list of all podcasts here





Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Arctic This Week: 24 March -31 March, 2014




Courtesy of Mads Pihl on flickr
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Welcome and thanks for joining us this week! We are back after a short break from production last week owing to The Arctic Institute’s activities at the Arctic Dialogue conference in Bodø, Norway. Great to see so many The Arctic This Week readers there and thank you for the wonderful feedback on TATW. We work hard every week to make TATW a comprehensive, readable and useful guide to weekly events and coverage across the Arctic. Please feel free to reach out to us directly is you have any feedback on TATW’s contents, its layout, what we’ve included or what we’ve missed, or anything at all related to TATW. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can sign up here. You can find the PDF version here.

As always, all editorial choices, opinions and any mistakes are the authors’ own. To comment, to point out an error or to request a back issue, feel free to contact us directly. Anything that we missed? Please feel free to share material with us if you think it deserves inclusion in TATW.

ARCTIC CONFERENCE AND EVENTS LIST

The Arctic Institute maintains and provides access to a list of Arctic-themed conferences, workshops, and events. You can access the list by clicking on the following link:


Please help us keep this list up to date! If you would like to add an event to the list, please submit the required information including the event’s name, dates, location, description, website address and contact information using this submission form. The list will be updated weekly and a link to the list will be provided each week in TATW.

READS OF THE WEEK

Begin this week with The Council on Foreign Relations recently released InfoGuide Presentation on “The Emerging Arctic.” The guide is a valuable resource with helpful content, videos, a timeline and graphics. Plus, it looks pretty!

Next, move on to the also pretty (check out the map on page 3), though less interactive, briefing from the Center for a New American Security on Emerging Arctic Security Challenges by James Kraska and Betsy Baker. The paper identifies the Arctic’s emerging security challenges and indicates how the United States can “lead and shape, rather than be shaped” by rapid change in the region.




Sunday, March 23, 2014

Arctic Dialogue 2014 - Interview with Captain Jonathan Spaner




By Malte Humpert During this year’s Arctic Dialogue conference, we’ll be publishing a regular series of short interviews with some of the many speakers and participants at the conference. This project is a collaboration between the High North Center, the University of Nordland, and The Arctic Institute. The podcasts will be available on iTunes via The Arctic Institute, as well as on the Arctic Dialogue website. You can find a list of all podcasts here





Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Arctic This Week: 10 March - 17 March, 2014




courtesy of ilovegreenland on flickr
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Welcome and thanks for joining us this week! We hope that you find TATW interesting and entertaining to read. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can sign up here. The PDF version will be available later today here.

As always, all editorial choices, opinions and any mistakes are the authors’ own. To comment, to point out an error or to request a back issue, feel free to contact us directly. Anything that we missed? Please feel free to share material with us if you think it deserves inclusion in TATW.

ARCTIC CONFERENCE AND EVENTS LIST

The Arctic Institute maintains and provides access to a list of Arctic-themed conferences, workshops, and events. You can access the list by clicking on the following link:


Please help us keep this list up to date! If you would like to add an event to the list, please submit the required information including the event’s name, dates, location, description, website address and contact information using this submission form. The list will be updated weekly and a link to the list will be provided each week in TATW.

READS OF THE WEEK

In political reads, we recommend two pieces on European Union policy in the Arctic by The Arctic Institute’s own Andreas Raspotnik and Andreas Østhagen.  The two pieces, which can be found here and here, explore the European Parliament’s recent non-binding resolution on the Arctic, and what it can tell us more broadly about the evolution of the EU’s Arctic policy.