Arctic Futures

Managing Competition and Promoting Cooperation

Neil Melvin (SIPRI), Linda Jakobson (Lowy Institute for International Policy), Kristofer Bergh (SIPRI), Jingchao Peng (SIPRI, based in Beijing), Ekaterina Klimenko (SIPRI)

Increasing accessibility to the Arctic is presenting new challenges and opportunities. Critical to the opening of the Arctic will be fashioning political and security arrangements to manage the transformation of the region in peaceful and cooperative ways. SIPRIĀ“s project, Arctic Futures: managing competition and promoting cooperation will examine the challenges emerging around these key issues. What implications does the opening of the Arctic have for European security and for existing regional governance frameworks? How should the interests of Arctic and non-Artic states be balanced? The project will produce policy relevant research and build new Arctic expertise in Sweden and abroad.