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"Russia, our neighbor in the Arctic" - Arctic Frontiers Side Event

News   •   Jan 17, 2016 19:14 CET

"Russia, our neighbor in the Arctic" - Arctic Frontiers Side Event

In this event, leading international researchers on Russia will address the main aspects of Russia’s political situation and foreign policy with special emphasis on the Arctic. There will be a panel discussion on Russia’s foreign policy, and the bilateral relations with Norway in the High North.

Russia is our neighbor in the High North and an important partner in the Arctic. How is Russia’s relationship to the other Arctic countries developing? What can be said about Russia-China relations in the Arctic? What can be learned from Norway’s experience? What are the main priorities of Russia’s Arctic strategy? We look back on 20 years of successful and peaceful cooperation in the Arctic – what is to be expected in the next 20 years? 

Moderator: Helge Blakkisrud (NUPI)

Time: Wednesday January 27,12:30 - 14:30

Place: UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Auditorium 3

Free for all participants. All must register for this side-event in the Arctic Frontiers registration system. Non Arctic Frontiers participants should select 'non-delegates' participant type.

Program

12:15 Registration
12:30 Welcome and introduction, Dr Helge Blakkisrud, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
12:35 Dr. Bobo Lo, Chatham House - Russian foreign policy – between aspiration and achievement
12:45 Dr. Arkady Moshes, Finnish Institute of International Affairs - Russia and Europe: where do we go from here?
12:55 Dr. Dmitry Tulupov, School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University - A view to Russia’s Arctic strategy: Russian-Norwegian energy cooperation in the High North
13:05 Dr. Katarzyna Zysk, The Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, Russia’s role in the Arctic – the security dimension
13:15 Dr. Geir Hønneland, Fridtjof Nansen Institute - Norway and Russia in the North, cooperation on Barents Sea-issues
13.25 Panel discussion moderated by Helge Blakkisrud

Bobo Lo
Arkady Moshes
Katarzyna Zysk
Geir Hønneland
Dmitry Tulupov
14:25 Closing remarks by Helge Blakkisrud

Photo: Neale Clark/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis

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