In the past few months, the topic of Arctic security has become more visible in the wake of American debates about increased Russian and Chinese economic and strategic activities in the circumpolar north. After a difficult Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council this month in Rovaniemi, we had the pleasure to talk with Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv (Professor, Centre for Peace Studies), Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen (Professor and Barents Chair in Politics at the Department of Social Sciences) and Marc Lanteigne (Associate Professor in Political Science) about what Arctic Security actually means, over the splits in the organisation over the challenge of climate change and the prospect of the militarisation of the Arctic and in which direction the region might develop from here?

Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv Foto: Stig Brondbo
Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen Foto: Torje Jenssen
Marc Lanteigne

 

Host and Post-Production: Benjamin Schaller

Text: Marc Lanteigne and Benjamin Schaller