Exploring Diplomacy and the Arctic Council

Burke, D. C. (Speaker)

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Description

Created in 1996, the Arctic Council has facilitated over twenty years of successful regional cooperation between Russia and the seven other Arctic states - the United States, Canada, Norway, Kingdom of Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland. What has allowed this unity to continue despite political turmoil between these nations? Drawing on research in her book Diplomacy and the Arctic Council, Dr. Danita Catherine Burke will discuss why major international events, such as the 2014 Russian-Ukrainian conflict over the Crimea region, did not cause the Arctic Council to implode. Burke argues that the juxtaposition of the internal relationships and relative standing between the forum’s key members (especially the Arctic states) with their reasoning behind forming and leading the forum in the first place is central to understanding how the Arctic Council works. Specifically, Burke argues that the practice of handling daily challenges to the Arctic Council’s operations provides us with a fuller understanding of how and why the Arctic Council has been able to weather political storms such as the Crimea conflict.
Period18. Feb 2021
Held atArctic Institute of North America, Canada
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Arctic DIplomacy
  • Arctic Council
  • Arctic
  • Circumpolar North
  • Arctic Speaker Series
  • Cooperation