New publication: Nordic and Arctic Affairs: Small States in the Arctic: What Impact from Russia-West Tensions?

The Centre for Small State Studies (CSSS) has published a new Small State Brief on Nordic and Arctic Affairs. The paper discusses the the five Nordic states participating in Arctic cooperation and their hopes of peaceful and inclusive Arctic management in light of recent tensions arising from Russian actions in Ukraine since 2014. Thus far, the formalities of Arctic cooperation have been preserved; but the Ukraine factor reinforces other current trends putting a brake on Arctic development. The paper is written by Alyson JK Bailes.

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The Centre for Small State Studies (CSSS) at the University of Iceland has launched a new publication series in which contemporary academic research concerning small states is introduced in a succinct and coherent manner. These short analytical papers are aimed at journalists, bureaucrats, embassy staff and all those interested in learning about new research in the field of small state studies.

The Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland was awarded a Centre of Excellence grant from the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme in 2013. The Centre for Small State Studies has thus become a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. With regard to the grant, the Centre aims at strengthening interdisciplinary research concerning small states and their role in international society.