Pebble deposit directly north of Iliamna Lake. Source: Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay
Brett Veerhusen, February 1, 2016
n the coming decades, Arctic nations are poised for increased mineral development. According to the Fraser Institute’s 2014 Global Mining Survey, the United States (Alaska), Canada and Finland rank in the top 10 in their annual survey of mining executives who score a country’s mineral endowment and favorable policy for attractiveness to mineral development (Jackson et al., 2014). More broadly, however, the mining industry is important to all Arctic countries and the industry provides jobs and economic opportunity to Arctic regions (Bankes et al., 2010).
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In a case of an exo-Arctic conflict intersecting with the Russian Arctic, new evidence has come to light that at least two Russian long-range bombers carried out airstrikes in Syria after departing from an airbase in the Arctic.

Malte Humpert, February 4, 2016
A new study on the commercial opportunities and challenges of Arctic shipping by researchers at Copenhagen Business School’s Maritime Division finds that the navigation season on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) will remain too short for investments in ice-class vessels to be economically viable in the coming decades. Only after the year 2035 may the Arctic shipping route along Russia’s northern coast became competitive for some ships of comparable size.

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Analysis
Adam Stępień, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, December 10, 2015
The new EU Arctic communication will probably be published in the first months of 2016.
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Analysis
Kabir Taneja, December 4, 2015
As week one of the 21st UN Climate Summit, India has emerged as a key player in reaching a binding universal agreement on greenhouse gas emissions. While India has an important role to play in the global negotiations, it also has a growing importance in the circumpolar region as an observer state of the Arctic Council.
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Analysis
Victoria Herrmann, December 2, 2015
Yesterday, Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council and representative of the Arctic indigenous delegation at COP21, addressed world leaders, civil society, and global Indigenous peoples at the opening of the International Indigenous Peoples Pavilion.
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Photo: Deutsch Roemer
Analysis
Ingrid A. Medby, November 26, 2015
On the ten-year anniversary of Norway’s High North Strategy, Jonas Gahr Støre - Norway’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs and current Labour Party leader – returned to Tromsø to present his views on Norway’s Arctic endeavours over the last decade and into the future.  
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Graphic: The Arctic Institute
Analysis
Victoria Herrmann, November 30, 2015
Beginning today, 40,000 state leaders, advocates, and experts will convene in Paris to seek a binding solution to climate change at the 21st UN Climate Summit, COP21.
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Photo: Deutsch Roemer
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Map: Patrick Kelley
Reports
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Map: The Arctic Institute
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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