New SIPRI Policy Paper: Russia’s Evolving Arctic Strategy

5 September, 2014

Report summary: Russia has identified the Arctic as both a strategic priority and a resource base for the 21st century. Against a backdrop of expectations about the opportunities available in the Arctic, Russia has primarily pursued a policy focused on strengthening national sovereignty in the region. However, despite the considerable attention given to the development … Read more

Mistra Arctic Futures Final Report released

28 August, 2014

The Arctic is changing rapidly, and has become a focal point in geopolitics. Sweden, one of eight Arctic states, needs to increase its knowledge base to support political decision-making that acknowledges political, strategic and environmental issues. From a global perspective, we must work towards Arctic change that is politically, economically, socially, and environmentally viable. Today, … Read more

Applying game theory insights to Arctic challenges

11 August, 2014

Scott Cole, Sergei Izmalkov and Eric Sjöberg published an article based on their work in the Mistra Arctic Futures in a Global Context project ‘Arctic Games’ in the well-respected open access journal Polar Research. In the article they illustrate the benefits of game theoretic analysis for assisting decision-makers in resolving conflicts and other challenges in … Read more