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Report
By Kathrin Keil, January 20, 2015
On day 2 of the policy section at the 2015 Arctic Frontiers Conference, the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb, and the Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation in Sweden Kristina Persson discussed the new “Growth from the North - How can Norway, Sweden and Finland achieve sustainable growth in the Scandinavian Arctic?”  
Opinion
By Victoria Herrmann, January 23, 2015
On Tuesday night President Obama took the Senate floor with almost half of the country approving of his economic actions – the most since his hope-filled early months in office. And for good reason. Unemployment has fallen to its lowest levels since 2008, and a rapidly increasing annualized growth rate has led to some of the country’s best quarterly reports in over a decade. While other national economies like Japan and those of Europe flirt with renewed recessions, America seems to have more in common with the thriving, commerce rich boom of the late 1990s.
But not every state in the Union is returning to the economic glory days of “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow” and colorful scrunchies.
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Opinion - Arctic Security
Mikkel Runge Olesen and Jon Rahbek-Clemmensen, December 8, 2014
Despite periodic warnings about the coming of a new Cold War in the Arctic, the regional dynamics in the High North are not a ticking bomb under broader international security. It is a remarkably peaceful region.
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Photo: Overland Andersen / UD
Newsletter
By Kevin Casey, Doris Friedrich, Seth Myers and Caitlin Del Sole, January 21, 2015
The dual challenges of plummeting oil prices and international sanctions have led many international companies to suspend planned oil and gas projects in Russia’s Arctic.  
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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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Photo: Timo Palo
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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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
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Map: The Arctic Institute
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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Map: Patrick Kelley
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
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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Greenland
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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Map: Patrick Kelley
Newsletter
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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Maps
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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