National white papers, Derek Moscato explains, can help governments influence media narratives, public opinion and policy.
Reality TV shows like "Deadliest Catch" and "Ice Road Truckers" bring more visibility to the future of this region, according to Derek Moscato.
When thinking of Arctic diplomacy, one is drawn to the significant work of the Arctic Council. One may also think of the United Nations system and the important work being done under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to settle claims related to the continental shelf. What is often forgotten in the mix of Arctic politics and diplomacy is the central role of bilateral relations in advancing cooperation and understanding between nations and people in the High North.
Experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies discuss Russian ambitions and policy options for Russo-American Arctic relations.
Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen said Friday that he intends to reopen political dialogue with Russia, amid growing estrangement between Moscow and the E.U. Jensen said that despite rising tensions, dealing with Russia was a diplomatic necessity. “Even though Russia is a major threat, we can’t find a crane large enough to move it. Russia is situated geographically where it is and that means that we need to deal with it,” he said.
The delegates recognized that there would be many hurdles to traverse for the military and scientists to fully harness the fruits of Arctic diplomacy. In particular, the distrust of China as a non-Arctic nation taking interest in the region needed to be moderated with a recognition of other global powers having presence in areas very distant from their own regional vicinity.