Science diplomacy and security in the Arctic
Organised by Arctic Frontiers, Konrad adenauer stiftung and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

The global political order is changing. Powerful actors are promoting their interests and involvement in Arctic politics and economic development. For a long time, the Arctic has stood out as a region of peace, stability and dialogue. As the world seems to drift towards increased confrontation, nationalism and protectionism, some observers worry that these trends might spill over on relations in the Arctic. Do such worries create the need for an international fora where security issues in the Arctic can be discussed? The strategic value of the Arctic remains high, as the region has become an integral part of global affairs. The Arctic Council has proven instrumental in finding common solutions to regional challenges. In the Arctic, countries from three different continents have found ways of working together based on common interests and respect for international law. Arctic Council and other arctic fora provide rare examples of East-West cooperation in tumultuous times. The Norwegian Arctic is Nato's northern flank. In a time of sharpened dialogue between Russia and the West, can the peaceful and lawful collaboration in the Arctic be shielded from a cooling of international relations elsewhere? How does power matter in shaping cooperation and diplomacy in the Arctic? How can soft diplomacy help build trust and maintain stability in the Arctic?

Organised by Arctic Frontiers, Konrad adenauer stiftung and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

For more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena, maria@arcticfrontiers.com

Arena Arena

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

09:00 - 13:00

Clarion Hotel The Edge - Edge

Add to Calendar 2019-01-23 09:00 2019-01-23 13:00 Europe/Oslo Science diplomacy and security in the Arctic
Organised by Arctic Frontiers, Konrad adenauer stiftung and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
The global political order is changing. Powerful actors are promoting their interests and involvement in Arctic politics and economic development. For a long time, the Arctic has stood out as a region of peace, stability and dialogue. As the world seems to drift towards increased confrontation, nationalism and protectionism, some observers worry that these trends might spill over on relations in the Arctic. Do such worries create the need for an international fora where security issues in the Arctic can be discussed? The strategic value of the Arctic remains high, as the region has become an integral part of global affairs. The Arctic Council has proven instrumental in finding common solutions to regional challenges. In the Arctic, countries from three different continents have found ways of working together based on common interests and respect for international law. Arctic Council and other arctic fora provide rare examples of East-West cooperation in tumultuous times. The Norwegian Arctic is Nato's northern flank. In a time of sharpened dialogue between Russia and the West, can the peaceful and lawful collaboration in the Arctic be shielded from a cooling of international relations elsewhere? How does power matter in shaping cooperation and diplomacy in the Arctic? How can soft diplomacy help build trust and maintain stability in the Arctic?Organised by Arctic Frontiers, Konrad adenauer stiftung and the Norwegian Institute of International AffairsFor more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena, maria@arcticfrontiers.com Clarion Hotel The Edge - Edge

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