The Arctic Council has weathered 25 years of bumpy Russia-western relations – but can it adapt to climate change?

Danita Catherine Burke

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For generations, the Arctic has captured our imaginations as a region of contradictions. It is simultaneously a frozen wilderness, home to indigenous peoples, a place of historic military tensions and an area of emerging economic opportunity that is eyed with much interest. The Arctic Council was founded in 1996 with great hopes for peaceful engagement with Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The forum is the principal body for Arctic dialogue on environmental protection and sustainable development, and celebrates its 25th anniversary on September 19. Promoting dialogue among Arctic states and peoples has been a great success, but the council must now adapt to tackle new and emerging challenges in this fragile region.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato17. sep. 2021
UdgiverThe Conversation
StatusUdgivet - 17. sep. 2021

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