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Actors and patterns of cooperation and conflict
Russia, Norway and the High North - Past, Present, Future
The United States in the 21 Century Arctic
Defining an Interest: The European Union and the High North
The Power of Energy
Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
Climate Change and Environmental Protection

NATO seminar on the High North

Seminar 21 June: NATO Parliamentary Assembly met in Tromsø for the seminar "Changes in the High North: implications for NATO and beyond"

NATO Parliamentary Assembly
is a inter-parliamentary organisation of legislators from NATO members as well as 14 associate members. It provides a critical forum for international parliamentary dialogue on an array of security, political and economic matters and its principal objective is to foster mutual understanding among Alliance parliamentarians of the key security challenges facing the transatlantic partnership. 

21 June the Assembly met in Tromsø, Norway, to discuss the following topics:
  • Evolving economic and strategic trends in the High North
  • Climate science and negotiations 
  • The legal/institutional framework of the Arctic and lessons learned from the Norwegian-Russian agreement 
  • Consequence management in the Arctic 
  • External actors: what role for NATO and the EU 
  • Nordic defence co-operation 

The key note presentation was given by Jonas Gahr Støre, the Norwegian foreign minister.The speakers also included Geopolitics researcher Paal Sigurd Hilde from IFS and programme associated Clive Archer, Manchester Metropolitan University.  

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