Post Tagged with: "policy"

To many inhabitants of Northern Norway it feels strange to refer to themselves as Arctic people. (Photo Credit: sharonang, pixabay.com)

Arctic Expert explains the complexities of Norway’s High North politics

16/08/2017 kl 14:42 0 kommentarer

“When formulating its High North politics, the Norwegian government has to respond to a multitude of different expectations”, says Geir Hønneland from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.



Svein Melby, Senior Fellow, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). (Photo: Hege Eilertsen)

Norwegian Defence Expert: – The USA Lacks Will to Lead

14/08/2017 kl 14:21 0 kommentarer

OSLO: – The USA still holds the capacity to dominate international politics, however, it lacks the will, says Senior Researcher Svein Melby at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. That does not only present challenges for international top politics, it also challenges the shaping of Norwegian foreign and security policy.



Christin Kristoffersen
Partner, Arctic Advocacy Group. Senior Affiliate, Conow.

Op-Ed: Historic Arctic Mayoral Declaration

23/05/2017 at 10:55 0 kommentarer

To save the world, we need new voices and new levels of governance.



NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

New meeting between NATO and Russia

28/03/2017 kl 12:58 0 kommentarer

“Following consultations with the members of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), I have invited them to a meeting at ambassadorial level. The meeting will take place on 30 March at NATO headquarters in Brussels”, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg say in a press release.




The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in ice near the coast of Ross Island, Antarctica on Jan. 16, 2017 (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley)

US Coast Guard awards $20 million in icebreaker design contracts

09/03/2017 kl 10:51 0 kommentarer

Shipbuilders asked to identify ways to cut costs, speed up construction.



Jessica M. Shadian, Christin Kristoffersen, Lesil McGuire, Rosemarie Kuptana
The Arctic Advocacy Group (AAG).

Commentary: Shattering the Glass Snow Globe

19/01/2017 at 10:57 0 kommentarer

The recent moratorium on gas and oil exploration in the Arctic jointly issued by Canada and the United States once again shows that the Arctic is still not about the people living there, but rather remains in the realm of the politics of oil and determined by powers located far from the Arctic.



Mark Brzezinski, Former US ambassador to Sweden, now head of the White House’s Arctic Executive Steering Committee. (Photo: Berit Enge)

Arctic Science Ministerial in Washington this week

27/09/2016 kl 14:15 0 kommentarer

On Wednesday, science ministers from 25 countries will meet at the White House for the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial. High North News spoke with the man in charge of putting on an event that is as urgent as it is complicated: “It’s like planning 20 weddings simultaneously.”



The village of Salluit is one of the most northern Inuit communities in Nunavik, northern Quebec.Wikimedia/Louis Carrier, CC BY-SA 3.0

Northerners to Drive Canada’s New Arctic Leadership Model

17/08/2016 kl 10:14 0 kommentarer

Conservation and sustainable development in the Arctic are priorities for the Canadian government. Inuit leader Mary Simon talks about her new role as special representative to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.



Foreign Affairs Ministers of EU Member States met in Luxembourg yesterday to discuss the Arctic. (Photo Credit: The European Union, 3477th Foreign Affairs Council)

The EU pledges to actively follow-up on its Arctic commitments

21/06/2016 kl 11:25 0 kommentarer

The Arctic remains high on the European Union’s foreign policy agenda after the Council of the European Union – the EU institution that represents the governments of the EU’s Member States – adopted its new Conclusions on the Arctic on Monday, 20 June 2016.



Erik Solheim er ny toppsjef for FNs miljøprogram. (Foto: OECD/Michael Dean)

Erik Solheim to UNEP: Keeping an eye on the Arctic from Nairobi

07/05/2016 kl 12:07 0 kommentarer

When Erik Solheim tweeted about his nomination to become the next head of the UN Environment Program, he chose a photo of a desperate polar bear perched on top of a melting piece of Arctic ice. That was a message of how important the High North will be – even as he sets off south, to Nairobi.



 
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