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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Jackson School News: Arctic Studies

Asian Tiger Meets the Polar Bear

August 31, 2017

Posted by: monick


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

Urban Inuit: The work of Barry Pottle

August 18, 2017

Posted by: monick


I am pleased to let you know about a relatively new website by contemporary urban Inuit photographer from Nunatsiavut, Barry Pottle. We are fortunate to now have access to his

Ships and Ice Don’t Mix

August 9, 2017

Posted by: monick


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


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