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Research project

Great Powers and Arctic Politics (GPARC)

2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)

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 internationally policy positions) into these domestic networks.

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

Related events:

Russia in 2019: What Lies Ahead? 

Policy Workshop in Washington DC, 2019.

"U.S. Arctic Policymaking Under Trump and Obama: Implications for Russia and China".

Chinese Activities in the Arctic: The Regional Perceptions

Policy note on China and the Arctic and event at the Stimson Center, 19 June 2018



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Funding program