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Women in the Arctic and Antarctic

Women in the Arctic and Antarctic

Posted on 8 February 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Danita Burke. My name is Danita Catherine Burke and I am an international politics and Arctic politics scholar with over 12 years of experience doing Polar research. I am […]

Taking the Long View: Arctic Relations and the Historical Imperative

Taking the Long View: Arctic Relations and the Historical Imperative

Posted on 5 February 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By John Woitkowitz. Speaking during the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial in Berlin in October 2018, Georg Schütte, State Secretary for Education and Research made the case for Germany’s Arctic bona fides: […]

Ny-Ålesund and the ascent of science on Svalbard

Ny-Ålesund and the ascent of science on Svalbard

Posted on 1 February 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Eric Paglia. Svalbard is currently undergoing a significant socio-economic transition, with coalmining—once the primary economic activity and raison d'être for all Svalbard settlements—in rapid decline. Mining proved unprofitable for […]

Writing an Introductory Textbook on the International Politics and Governance of the Arctic

Writing an Introductory Textbook on the International Politics and Governance of the Arctic

Posted on 29 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Sebastian Knecht. Writing an introductory book on the international politics and governance of the Arctic region turned out to be much more difficult than my co-authors, Kathrin Stephen and […]

The winding road of Arctic reality television

The winding road of Arctic reality television

Posted on 28 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Derek Moscato. Canada’s 137 km Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway—built atop permafrost and traversing a polar landscape dotted with thousands of lakes and streams—just recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. In […]

Arctic on Fire

Arctic on Fire

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Edward Struzik.          In August 2017, a series of wildfires smouldered on the tundra near the town of Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. The biggest of these fires burned 3,000 […]

‘Peopling’ the Arctic

‘Peopling’ the Arctic

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Ingrid Medby. When Arctic political relations make it into international news – often under a headline of competition or crisis – it is not unusual that the actors in […]

Polar Entanglements: A new perspective to explain political dynamics in the Polar Regions

Polar Entanglements: A new perspective to explain political dynamics in the Polar Regions

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Dorothea Wehrmann. For a long time the Arctic and the Antarctic have been framed as “our planet’s last great frontiers”, as regions containing untapped resource reserves where the management […]

Arctic Triumph: Northern Innovation and Persistence

Arctic Triumph: Northern Innovation and Persistence

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Nikolas Sellheim, Yuliya V. Zaika, and Ilan Kelman. Think about how many times you have come across the sentence “The Arctic is changing”. Indeed, as it has always been doing, […]

REGIMES: Rachel Tiller interviews colleague Dorothy Dankel

REGIMES: Rachel Tiller interviews colleague Dorothy Dankel

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

What is Regimes and what are your roles in this project? REGIMES is a 3-year research project funded by the Research Council of Norway that integrates political and social science […]