FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 22 (2014)   

Passing the Arctic Council torch to the US and beyond:
Will discontinuity in the Arctic agenda remain the name of the game?

Published 15.12.2014

Juha Käpylä & Harri Mikkola
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Canada will pass the chairmanship of the Arctic Council to the United States in May 2015. The two states have distinctly different agendas, and the change is likely to herald discontinuity in Arctic governance.This may reoccur in 2017 unless Finland rediscovers its traditional Arctic policy for its chairmanship agenda.