As the ice retreats in the Arctic and new international attention is drawn into the area, important challenges arise for the states and peoples already living there. All five Nordic states have at least some territory in the High North and all have now developed national strategies on the topic. Nexus in cooperation with the Institute of International Affairs and the Nordic house in Reykjavik hosted a conference on the roles, strategies and hopes for cooperation among the Nordic states, Tuesday October 16 in the Nordic house. The conference program is available here. Alyson Bailes´s presentation (ppt) is available here.