“A Governance and Risk Inventory for a Changing Arctic”, Ulf Sverdrup, Elana Wilson Rowe, Karsten Friis, Geir Hønneland and Michael Sfraga (NUPI, Norway)

Ulf Sverdrup, Elana Wilson Rowe, Karsten Friis, Geir Hønneland and Michael Sfraga, A Governance and Risk Inventory for a Changing Arctic, February 2020

Many government officials, military leaders, and political observers have proclaimed the rise of a new, post-Cold War global great power competition between the United States, Russia, and China with myriad implications. Using this new reality as the backdrop for the Arctic Security Roundtable at the Munich Security Conference 2020, roundtable participants are asked to explore, discuss, and debate this issue in the context of, and implications for the new globalized Arctic. This paper – a primer of Arctic trends, risks, and institutions – provides a useful starting point for the discussion.

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