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Research project

Great Powers and Arctic Politics (GPARC)

2017 - 2020 (Completed)

GPARC aims to provide up-to-date academic and policy analyses of how major powers (USA, Russia, China) set parameters for and intervene in the maritime politics of the Arctic.

The GPARC team analyzes the 1) role of domestic networks in shaping policy preferences and 2) the impact of multilateral assessments and decisions on these national preferences and networks. In other words, we analyze two policy traffic directions - from domestic networks in Washington, Moscow and Beijing and outwards to international forums on Arctic maritime politics and from the Arctic Council (or other producers of international policy positions) into these domestic networks.

The project is managed by Helge Blakkisrud and Elana Wilson Rowe.

Related events:

Watch all the panels from the project's final conference: NUPI’s Russia Conference 2020 - Great Powers and Arctic Politics

Arctic governance: cooperation and power tactics.  (The policy roundtable at Arctic Frontiers 2019 was attended by 40 participants)

Russia in 2019: What Lies Ahead?  ( Policy Workshop in Washington DC, 2019.)

Chinese Activities in the Arctic: The Regional Perceptions    (Policy note on China and the Arctic and event at the Stimson Center, June 19, 2018) 



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Funding program