19 February 2018

CMS report covers Arctic diplomacy

In May 2018, ten years will have passed since the representatives from the five Arctic coastal states (Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia) and the Home Rule government of Greenland met in Ilulissat. Learning from the Ilulissat Initiative examines how the initiative affected the existing regional order in the Arctic.

Amongst other topics, the report covers regional diplomatic agendas, and how these extend beyond the polar region. The authors of the report argues that Arctic institutions provides Russia and Western diplomats an arena for communicating broader non-Arctic questions.

The report is written by Associate Professor, Dr. Jon Rahbek-Clemmensen, Royal Danish Defence College and Independent Consultant, Dr. Gry Thomasen.

Download and read the report here.