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.

Juha Käpylä
Senior Research Fellow - Global Security Research Programme
Harri Mikkola
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme