Arctic and International Relations

Arctic and International Relations is a Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS)-wide initiative, led by the Canadian Studies Center to address the Arctic as an emerging global region and actor on the world stage.
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Does Québec Need the Arctic Council?

September 6, 2017

Posted by: monick

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At the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly, in front of more than 2,000 participants from 50 countries, Philippe Couillard, premier of Québec, highlighted the province’s commitment to Arctic matters, stating, “We

Asian Tiger Meets the Polar Bear

August 31, 2017

Posted by: monick

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Russia planting its flag on the seabed under the North Pole during the Arktika 2007 expedition marked the unofficial beginning of the so-called ‘Arctic cold rush’ or ‘race to the

Ships and Ice Don’t Mix

August 9, 2017

Posted by: monick

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Imagine sailing on a vast open ocean with 100 miles between you and the closest small community. Help is sometimes days away, a terrifying prospect given the harsh and unforgiving

No PAME No Gain for Indigenous Groups

August 7, 2017

Posted by: monick

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We all know the Arctic is melting. What is not clear is whether indigenous rights are disappearing alongside it. The retreating ice has attracted interest as new shipping routes and