There also remain longstanding global trends that continue to shape the premises for Arctic governance and security, such as climate change and developments in global regimes. The ArcPres project aims to analyze interplay across these novel and long-term drivers and the regional dynamics of rivalry and cooperation. This synthesizing approach is needed to ensure that interactions between policy fields relevant to the Arctic are considered. Our core research foci will be on empirical studies of factors that are not well-covered by existing research programmes due to their novelty, recent enhanced importance or cross-sector nature. These include:
To further integrate across project outputs and existing scholarship, the ArcPres team will also incorporate and consider the high likelihood of impacts of extra-regional events and developments through scenario-building exercises. These scenario workshops will be small to facilitate dialogue, but are open to stakeholders, researchers and practitioners beyond the project team. Interest in participating in ArcPres scenario workshops is welcome and can be directed to the project leader.