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The Centre for Arctic Studies, founded in 2013, is run under the auspices of the Institute of International Affairs. The Centre leads interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of Arctic research within the University of Iceland. The main goal of the Centre is to support and conduct research both on a national and international level and to increase cooperation of academia with the public and private sector.

Projects

Publications

Iceland and the European Union: Arctic Security and Great Power Interest

Report on Iceland, the EU, and Arctic seucurity, conducted by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, written by Pia Hansson and Guðbjörg Ríkey Th. Hauksdóttir.

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Geopolitics and Neglected Arctic Spaces: Three Northern Perspectives on Balancing External Interests

Finding a Niche for Iceland in the Post-Cold War Era

Margrét Cela and Pia Hansson

While the Arctic has been characterized more by cooperation than competition, recent events indicate that the tides may be turning. As attention turns north and the Arctic reenters the strategic calculations of great powers, spaces …

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