NIAS Researcher Aki Tonami participated in the international panel of experts at the "Arctic 2014: Who Gets a Voice and Why It Matters" at The Wilson Center, Washington DC.
Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States) assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states (including China, Korea, Japan, and Singapore) seek an active role in the region.
In part 1 of this series, “Focus on the Arctic,” an international panel of experts describes why one of the world’s coldest environments is becoming a hot topic.
Heather Conley, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University
Robert Huebert, University of Calgary
Willy Østreng, Norwegian Academy of Polar Research
Aki Tonami, University of Copenhagen
Anne-Marie Brady, Woodrow Wilson Center and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
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