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Arctic and Russian Politics

Polar regionsResearch on international law and political cooperation in the Arctic, and research on politics and resource management in the Russian North, have deep roots at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.

Norwegian policies and Norwegian-Russian relations in the High North are a major focus of current FNI research, with emphasis on environment, energy, fisheries, marine transport, health, security and jurisdictional issues.

FNI research on Russia also includes studies of federal Russian policies, especially on environment, energy and fisheries, as well as developments in other parts of Russia and other post-Soviet states.

In addition to this, FNI continues to follow Arctic-related processes and cooperation both at circumpolar and regional levels. More recently, the Arctic interests of Asian nations have been an important study area.

Selected ongoing projects:
 The Individual and the State in Russia (INSTARUSS): Self-Images, Coping Strategies, Civil Society.
 Capacity to Govern Climate Mitigation in China and Russia.
 Federal Russian Politics: Modernizing Northern Economies (FEDRUP).
 Russian (des)information: Russia and Norway after Ukraine?
 Societal Security in Northern Waters.
 Russian Climate Policy: Domestic Dynamics and International Ramifications.
 Norwegian Polar Politics 1870-2014.
 The AsiArctic Programme.
 How to Understand Russian Foreign Policy in the High North: Perceptions, Rhetoric, Room for Manoeuvre.
 Post-Agreement Bargaining in the Barents Sea Fisheries: Strategies for Coping with Overfishing.
 Environmental Rights in Armenia.

Selected past projects:
 Russian and Caspian Energy Developments and Their Implications for Norway and Norwegian Actors (RUSSCASP) (2008-2013).
 Geopolitics in the High North: Climate Change, Energy Development, and Environmental Protection (2008-2013).
 The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (2009-2013).
 The Pechenga-Nikel Combine 1921-2012 (2004-2013).
 Strategic Resources and Security in the High North – Challenges for Norway (2007-2013).
 Borderland Russians: Identity, Narrative and International Relations (2009-2010).
 Climate Change and New Security Threats in the Arctic (2009-2010).
 International Collaboration in the Arctic (2003-2009).

Christopher Weidacher Hsiung (Research Fellow)
Geir Hønneland (Research Professor)
Leif Christian Jensen (Senior Research Fellow)
Øystein Jensen (Senior Research Fellow)
Anne-Kristin Jørgensen (Research Fellow)
Jørgen Holten Jørgensen (Research Fellow)
Anna Korppoo (Senior Research Fellow) (on leave)
Julia S. P. Loe (Doctoral Research Fellow)
Arild Moe (Senior Research Fellow)
Svein Vigeland Rottem (Senior Research Fellow) – contact person
Lars Rowe (Senior Research Fellow)
Pål Wilter Skedsmo (Research Fellow)
Olav Schram Stokke (Research Professor)

Selected FNI publications, Polar and Russian politics:

> Books
> Articles and reports
> Commentary articles


Korppoo, Anna, Nina Tynkkynen and Geir Hønneland, Russia and the Politics of International Environmental Regimes: Environmental Encounters or Foreign Policy? Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2015, 192 p.

Hønneland, Geir, Arctic Politics, the Law of the Sea and Russian Identity. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 132 p.

Hønneland, Geir (ed), The Politics of the Arctic. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2013, 722 p.

Hønneland, Geir, Hvordan skal Putin ta Barentshavet tilbake? ('How Shall Putin Take the Barents Sea Back?'). Trondheim, Akademika, 2013, 152 p. In Norwegian.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten and Geir Hønneland, Russisk politikk ('Russian Politics'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2013, 272 p. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, Pechenganikel: Soviet Industry, Russian Pollution, and the Outside World. Ph.D. dissertation, Faculty og Humanities, University of Oslo, 2013, 339 p.

Hønneland, Geir, Making Fishery Agreements Work: Post-Agreement Bargaining in the Barents Sea. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, 2012 (hardback), 2013 (paperback),160 p.

Hønneland, Geir, Borderland Russians: Identity, Narrative and International Relations. Revised, paperback version. Basingstoke/New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 200 p.

Hønneland, Geir, Coercive and Discursive Compliance Mechanisms in the Management of Natural Resources. Springer, 2012, 204 p.

Jensen, Leif Christian, Norway on a High in the North: A Discourse Analysis of Policy Framing. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tromsø, 2012, 155 p.

Hønneland, Geir, Arktiske utfordringer ('Arctic Challenges'). Kristiansand, Høyskoleforlaget, 2012, 139 p. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, Russia and the West: Environmental co-operation and conflict. Paperback edition. London and New York, Routledge, 2011, 208 p.

Skedsmo, Pål Wilter, Russisk sivilsamfunn og norske hjelpere ('Russian Civil Society and its Norwegian Benefactors'). Trondheim, Tapir Academic Press, 2010, 100 p. In Norwegian.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, Russisk svalbardpolitikk: Svalbard sett fra den andre siden ('Russian Politics on Spitsbergen: Spitsbergen Seen from the Other Side'). Trondheim, Tapir Academic Press, 2010, 100 p. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, Borderland Russians: Identity, Narrative and International Relations. Basingstoke/New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, 184 p.

Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. Paperback edition. London, Routledge, 2010, 196 p.

Stokke, Olav Schram, A Disaggregate Approach to International Regime Effectiveness: The Case of Barents Sea Fisheries. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. Oslo, Unipub, 2010, 276 p.

Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, Nordområdene – hva nå? ('The High North – What Now?'). Trondheim, Tapir Academic Press, 2010, 120 p. In Norwegian.

Rottem, Svein Vigeland, Hva forsvarer Norge? Det norske forsvarets møte med en ny virkelighet ('What is Norway Defending? The Norwegian Defence'e Encounter With a New Reality'). Doctoral dissertation, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tromsø. Tromsø, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tromsø, 2009, 193 p.

Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, Fra svarte skyer til helleristninger: Norsk-russisk miljøvernsamarbeid gjennom 20 år ('From Dark Skies to Rock Carvings: 20 Years of Norwegian-Russian Environmental Cooperation'). Trondheim, Tapir Academic Press, 2008, 186 p. In Norwegian.

Andresen, Steinar, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), Internasjonal miljøpolitikk ('International Environmental Politics'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2008, 210 p. In Norwegian.

Rottem, Svein Vigeland, Geir Hønneland and Leif Christian Jensen, Småstat og energistormakt: Norges sikkerhetspolitiske rolle i nord ('Small State and Energy Great Power: Norway's Security-Policy Role in the High North'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2008, 136 p. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir and Leif Christian Jensen, Den nye nordområdepolitikken: Barentsbilder etter årtusenskiftet ('The New Norwegian Politics in the High North: Barents Images after the Turn of the Millennium'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2008, 177 p. In Norwegian.

Articles and reports

Moe, Arild and Svein Vigeland Rottem, 'Offshore Petroleum and Maritime Infrastructure'. In Oran R. Young, Jong Deog Kim and Yoon Hyung Kim (eds), The Arctic in World Affairs - A North Pacific Dialogue on International Cooperation in a Changing Arctic. Seoul, KMI Press, pp. 23-40.

Hønneland, Geir and Arild Moe, 'Fisk og petroleum i Barentshavet' ('Fish and petroleum in the Barents Sea'). In Sven Holtsmark (ed), Naboer i frykt og forventning: Norge og Russland 1917-2014 ('Neighbors in Fear and Expectation: Norway and Russia 1917-2014'). Oslo, Pax forlag, 2015, pp. 576-589. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Delelinjen i Barentshavet, Svalbard' ('The Delimitation Agrrement in the Barents Sea, Svalbard'). In Sven Holtsmark (ed), Naboer i frykt og forventning: Norge og Russland 1917-2014 ('Neighbors in Fear and Expectation: Norway and Russia 1917-2014'). Oslo, Pax forlag, 2015, pp. 565-575. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir and Anne-Kristin Jørgensen, 'Kompromisskulturen i Barentshavet' ('The Compromise Culture in the Barents Sea'). In Tormod Heier & Anders Kjølberg (eds), Norge og Russland: sikkerhetspolitiske utfordringer i nordområdene. Oslo, Universitetsforlaget, 2015, pp. 57-68. In Norwegian.

Elenius, Lars, Lassi Heininen, Geir Hønneland and Vladimir Karelin, 'Globalization and Trans-regional Co-operation 1993-2010'. In Lars Elenius, Hallvard Tjelmeland, Maria Lähteenmäki and Alexey Golubev (eds), The Barents Region: A Transnational History of Subarctic Northern Europe. Oslo, Pax, 2015, pp. 417-444.

Fermann, Gunnar and Tor Håkon Inderberg, 'Norway and the 2005 Elektron Affair: Conflict of Competences and Competent Realpolitik'. In T.G. Jakobsen (ed), War: An Introduction to Theories and Research on Collective Violence, 2nd Edition. New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, pp. 373-402.

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'The Role of the Arctic Council from an International Law Perspective: Past, Present and Future'. The Yearbook of Polar Law, Vol 6, No 1, 2015, pp. 349-374.

Rottem, Svein Vigeland, 'A Note on the Arctic Council Agreements'. Ocean Development and International Law, Vol 46, No 1, 2015, pp. 50-59.

Marie Haraldstad, 'Embetsverkets rolle i utformingen av norsk sikkerhetspolitikk: Nærområdeinitiativet' ('The Role of the Bureaucracy in Forming Norwegian Security Policy: The High North Initiative'), Internasjonal Politikk, Vol 72, No 4, 2014, pp. 431-451.

Zakariassen, Eilen Wibeke Bruun, 'Oljeutvinning i Nenets autonome okrug - interessefellesskap og interessemotsetninger' ('Oil Production in Nenets Autonomous Okrug - Common Interests and Conflict of Interest'), Nordisk Østforum, Vol 28, No 4, 2014, pp. 355-374. In Norwegian.

Friisk, Anders Grønstad, Arctic Coastal State Jurisdiction in an Era of Climate Change. Vessel-Source Oil Pollution and International Shipping in Norwegian and Russian Arctic Waters. FNI Report 12/2014. Lysaker, FNI, 2014, 54 p.

Lunde, Leiv, 'High North - Increasing Tension?: A Nordic Perspective'. In D.S. Hamilton, A. Simonyi and D.L. Cagan (eds), Advancing U.S.-Nordic-Baltic Security Cooperation, Washington DC (USA), Center for Transatlantic Relations, 2014, pp. 189-198.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Asian Stakes and Arctic Governance'. Strategic Analysis, Vol 38, No 6, 2014, pp. 770-783.

Moe, Arild, 'The Northern Sea Route: Smooth Sailing Ahead?' Strategic Analysis, Vol 38, No 6, 2014, pp. 784-802.

Peng Jingchao and Njord Wegge, 'China and the Law of the Sea: Implications for Arctic Governance'. The Polar Journal, Vol 4, No 2, 2014, pp. 287-305.

Breit, Eric, Lars Rowe and Pål Wilter Skedsmo, Evaluering av støtteordningen BarentsKult ('Evaluation of the Funding Mechanism BarentsKult'). FNI Report 11/2014. Lysaker, FNI, 2014, 41 p. In Norwegian.

Gulbrandsen, Lars H. and Geir Hønneland, 'Fisheries Certification in Russia: The Emergence of Non-State Authority in a Postcommunist Economy'. Ocean Development & International Law, Vol 45, No 4, 2014, pp. 341-359.

Østerud, Øyvind and Geir Hønneland, 'Geopolitics and International Governance in the Arctic'. Arctic Review on Law and Politics, Vol 5, No 2, 2014, pp. 156-176.

Wegge, Njord, 'The Emerging Politics of the Arctic Ocean: Future Management of the Living Marine Resources'. Marine Policy, Vol 51, 2015, pp. 331-338.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Arctic Council'. In J.-F. Morin and A. Orsini (eds), Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance. London, Routledge, 2015, pp. 7-9.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'International Environmental Governance and Arctic Security'. In R. Tamnes and K. Offerdal (eds), Geopolitics in the Arctic. Regional Dynamics in a Global World. London, Routledge, 2014, pp. 121-146.

Claes, Dag Harald and Arild Moe, 'Arctic Petroleum Resources in a Regional and Global Perspective'. In Rolf Tamnes and Kristine Offerdal (eds), Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic. London, Routledge, 2014, pp. 97-120.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Norway's High Arctic Policy'. In R.W. Murray and A.D. Nuttall (eds), International Relations and the Arctic: Understanding Policy and Governance. Amherst (USA), Cambria Press, 2014, pp. 235-261.

Wegge, Njord, 'China in the Arctic. Interests, Actions and Challenges', Nordlit, No 32, 2014, pp. 83-98.

Moe, Arild, 'The future of Arctic oil and gas development - Russian and Norwegian perspectives'. In Oran R. Young, Jong Deog Kim, Yoon Hyung Kim (eds), The Arctic in World Affairs - A North Pacific Dialogue on the Future of the Arctic. Seoul / Honolulu, Korea Maritime Institute / East-West Center, 2013, pp. 169-176.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Norway and Russia: Bargaining Precautionary Fisheries Management in the Barents Sea'. Arctic Review on Law and Politics, Vol 5, No 1, 2014, pp. 75-99.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Compliance and Postagreement Bargaining in the Barents Sea Fisheries'. Ocean Development and International Law, Vol 45, No 2, 2014, pp. 186-204.

Kokorin, Alexey and Anna Korppoo, Russia’s Greenhouse Gas Target 2020: Projections, Trends and Risks. Berlin, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2014, 17 p. In English and Russian.

Jensen, Leif Christian, 'The Times They Are A- Changin’: Norsk sikkerhet og usikkerhet i nordområdene' ('The Times They Are A-Changin': Norwegian Security and Insecurity in the High North'). Internasjonal Politikk, Vol 72, No 1, 2014, pp. 7-29. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Leif Christian, 'The High North Represents the Potential, the Optimism, the Tensions and the Bridge'. Barents Studies, Vol 1, No 1, 2014, pp. 128-131.

Rottem, Svein Vigeland, 'The Political Architecture of Security in the Arctic - the Case of Norway'. Arctic Review on Law and Politics, Vol 4, No 2, 2013, p. 234-255.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Introduction'. In G. Hønneland, The Politics of the Arctic. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2013, pp. 13-18.

Hønneland, Geir, Paul Medley and John Hambrey, MSC Sustainable Fisheries Certification: FIUN Barents & Norwegian Seas Cod and Haddock Fishery. Inverness, Food Certification International, 2013, 274 p.

Kryukov, Valeriy and Arild Moe, 'Oil Industry Structure and Developments in the Resource Base: Increasing Contradictions?' In Jakub M Godzimirski (ed), Russian Energy in a Changing World: What is the Outlook for the Hydrocarbons Superpower? Farnham, Ashgate, 2013, pp. 35-56.

Erdal, Lisa Linnea, Independence on the Horizon: A Study of the Interplay Between Sovereignty and Natural Resources in Greenland. FNI Report 6/2013. Lysaker, FNI, 2013, 39 p.

Rowe, Lars, 'Sovjetunionen og den kalde krigen' ('Soviet Union and the Cold War'). In H.H. Waage, R. Tamnes and H.H. Vik (eds), Krig og fred i det lange 20. århundre. Oslo, Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2013, pp. 67-88. In Norwegian.

Jørgensen, Anne-Kristin and Geir Hønneland, 'In cod we trust: Konjunkturer i det norsk-russiske fiskerisamarbeidet' ('In Cod We Trust: Trends in Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Relations'). Nordisk Østforum, Vol 27, No 4, 2013, pp. 353-376.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, 'Hvor normalt kan Svalbard bli? Et lite stykke Russland i møte med norsk forvaltning' ('How Normal Can Svalbard Be? A Small Part of Russia in Encounter with Norwegian Governance'). Nordisk Østforum, Vol 27, No 4, 2013, pp. 327-351.

Rowe, Lars, Elana Wilson Rowe and Geir Hønneland, 'Health and Human Security: Communicable Diseases in the Post-Soviet Arctic'. In G.H. Gjørv, D.R. Bazely, M. Goloviznina and A. Tanentzap (eds), Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 163-183.

Korppoo, Anna and Olga Gassan-zade, 'Lessons from JI and GIS for Post-2012 Carbon Finance Mechanisms in Russia and Ukraine'. Climate Policy, Vol 14, No 2, 2014, pp. 224-241.

Jensen, Leif Christian and Berit Kristoffersen, 'Nord-Norge som ressursprovins. Storpolitik, risiko og virkelighetskamp' ('Northern Norway as a Resource Province. High Politics, Risks and Battles over Reality'). In Svein Jentoft, Jens-Ivar Nergård, Kjell Arne Røvik (eds), Hvor Går Nord-Norge? Politiske Tidslinjer. Stamsund, Orkana Akademisk, 2013, pp. 67-81. In Norwegian.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'The Promise of Involvement: Asia in the Arctic'. Strategic Analysis, Vol 37, No 4, 2013, pp. 474-479.

Wegge, Njord, 'The EU's Arctic Policy Development - A New European Foreign Policy Area in Development'. Bulletin of International Studies on the Polar Regions (Tongji University, China), Vol 4, No 3, 2013, pp. 21-36.

Fermann, Gunnar and Tor Håkon Inderberg, 'Den norske håndteringen av Elektron-saken 2005: Kompetansestrid og kompetent realpolitikk' ('The Norwegian Handling of the Electron Incident in 2005'). In Gunnar Fermann (ed), Utenrikspolitikk og norsk krisehåndtering. Oslo, Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2013, pp. 231-265. In Norwegian.

Kryukov, Valeriy and Arild Moe, 'The Russian Oil Sector'. In Michael Alexeev and Shlomo Weber (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Russian Economy. New York, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 341-362.

Kryukov, Valeriy and Arild Moe, 'The Russian Gas Sector'. In Michael Alexeev and Shlomo Weber (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Russian Economy. New York, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 363-382.

Moe, Arild, 'Potential Arctic Oil and Gas Development: What Are Realistic Expectations?' In Oran Young, Jong Deog Kim and Yoon Hyung Kim (eds), The Arctic in World Affairs: A North Pacific Dialogue on Arctic Marine Issues. Seoul/Honolulu, Korea Maritime Institute/East-West Center, 2013, pp. 227-250.

Rottem, Svein Vigeland, 'The Arctic Council and the Search and Rescue Agreement: The case of Norway'. Polar Record, published online 13.05.2013, 9 pp.

Kokorin, Alexey and Anna Korppoo, Russia's Post-Kyoto Climate Policy: Real Action or Merely Window-Dressing? FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 10. Lysaker, FNI, May 2013, 8 p.

Gabriel, Steven A., Arild Moe, Knut Einar Rosendahl and Marina Tsygankova, 'The Likelihood and Potential Implications of a Natural Gas Cartel'. In Roger Fouquet (ed), Handbook on Energy and Climate Change. Cheltenham (UK), Edward Elgar, 2013, pp. 86-102.

Moe, Arild, 'Norway and Russia: Neighbours with Strong Interests in the Arctic'. In Hooman Peimani (ed), Energy Security and Geopolitics in the Arctic. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing, 2013, pp. 127-163.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Limits of the Continental Shelf in the Arctic'. European Society of International Law - Reflections, Vol 2, No 4, 2013, 4 p.

Rottem, Svein Vigeland, Sikkerhet i nord - er vi forberedt? ('Security in the North - Are We Prepared?'). Rapport fra Sikkerhetspolitisk konferanse 2012, Oslo, Utenriksdepartementet, 2013, 32 p. In Norwegian.

Korppoo, Anna, The Doha Dead End? Transition Economies and the New Kyoto Rules. . FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 9. Lysaker, FNI, April 2013, 8 p.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Borderland Russians: Behind the Scenes, before the Sequels'. In G. Hønneland, Borderland Russians: Identity, Narrative and International Relations. Basingstoke & New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp. 13-24.

Stokke, Olav Schram , 'Political Stability and Multi-Level Governance in the Arctic'. In P.A. Berkman and A.N. Vylegzhanin (eds), Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean. Berlin, Springer, 2013, pp. 297-312.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Regime Interplay in Arctic Shipping Governance: Explaining Regional Niche Selection'. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Vol 13, No 1, 2013, pp. 65-85.

Jensen, Leif Christian, 'Seduced and Surrounded by Security: A Post-Structuralist Take on Norwegian High North Securitizing Discourses'. Cooperation and Conflict, Vol 48, No 1, 2013, pp. 80-99.

Kristoffersen, Berit and Leif Christian Jensen, 'Nordområdepolitikken: A license to drill?' ('The Norwegian High North Initiative: A License to Drill?'). Tvergastein, Vol 1, No 2, 2012, pp. 74-80. In Norwegian.

Bergsager, Henrik, China, Russia and Central Asia: The energy dilemma. FNI Report 16/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 20 p.

Korppoo, Anna and Adnan Vatansever, A Climate Vision for Russia: From Rhetoric to Action. Carnegie Policy Outlook. Washington DC, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, August 2012, 16 p.

Århus, Torstein Vik, Maritim mistru og petroleumspartnarskap: Ein diskursanalyse av russiske reaksjonar på norsk nordområdepolitikk ('Maritime Mistrust and Petroleum Partnership: A Discourse Analysis of Russian Reactions to Norwegian High North Policies'). FNI Report 08/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 84 p. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Norsk-russisk miljø- og ressursforvaltning i nordområdene' ('Norwegian-Russian Environmental and Resource Management in the High North'). Nordlit, Vol 29, No 1, 2012, pp. 79-87. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Internasjonalt samarbeid i nordområdene' ('International Collaboration in the High North'). In Mot Nord. Oslo, Europabevegelsen, 2012, pp. 42-49. In Norwegian.

Korppoo, Anna and Nina Korobova, 'Modernizing Residential Heating in Russia: End-use Practices, Legal Developments and Future Prospects'. Energy Policy, Vol 42, March 2012, pp. 213-220.

Korppoo, Anna and Thomas Spencer, 'Russia's Energy Security and Emission Trends: Synergies and Contradictions'. In Luca Anchesi and Jonathan Symons (eds), Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change. Chippenham & Eastbourne (UK), Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 143-160.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Environmental Security in the Arctic: The Case for Multi-Level Governance'. International Journal, Vol 64, No 4, 2011, pp. 835-848.

Korppoo, Anna, and Olga Gassan-zade, Dangers of the Endgame: Engaging Russia and Ukraine during the Gap, FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 2. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 8 p.

Jensen, Leif Christian, 'Norwegian petroleum extraction in Arctic waters to save the environment: introducing ‘discourse co-optation’ as a new analytical term', Critical Discourse Studies, Vol 9, No 1, 2012, pp. 29-38.

Moe, Arild, Daniel Fjærtoft and Indra Øverland, 'Space and Timing: 'Why was the Barents Sea Delimitation Dispute Resolved in 2010?' Polar Geography, Vol 34, No 3, 2011, pp. 145-162.

Fauchald, Ole Kristian, 'Regulatory Frameworks for Maritime Transport in the Arctic: Will a Polar Code Contribute to Resolve Conflicting Interests?' In John Grue and Roy H. Gabrielsen (eds), Marine Transport in the High North. Oslo, Novus Forlag, 2011, pp. 73-91.

Skedsmo, Pål Wilter, Evaluering av samarbeidet mellom LO og FNPR 2001-2010 ('Evaluation of Co-operation Between LO and FNPR 2001-2010'). FNI Report 05/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 33 p. In Norwegian.

Moe, Arild, 'Energeticheskie strategii Rossii i Norvegii v Barentsevom more' ('Russian and Norwegian Energy Strategies in the Barents Sea'). In N.A. Simoniya (ed), Arktika - Interesy Rossii: Energetika, Ekologiya. Moscow, EkoPolitika, 2011, pp. 71-104. In Russian.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Interplay Management, Niche Selection, and Arctic Environmental Governance'. In Sebastian Oberthür and Olav Schram Stokke (eds), Managing Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change. Cambridge (USA), MIT Press, 2011, pp. 143-170.

Kvello, Jon Sigurd Sjursen, Tillit i samarbeidsrelasjoner: En casestudie av tre norsk-russiske samarbeidsprosjekter ('Trust in Cooperative Relationships: A Case Study of Three Norwegian-Russian Cooperative Projects'). FNI Report 06/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 89 p. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Leif Christian and Geir Hønneland, 'Framing the High North: Public Discourses in Norway after 2000'. Acta Borealia, Vol 8, No 1, 2011, pp. 37-54.

Jensen, Leif Christian, Øystein Jensen and Svein Vigeland Rottem, 'Norwegian Foreign Policy in the High North: Energy, International Law and Security'. Atlantisch Perspectief, Vol 35, No 3, 2011, pp. 15-19.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Kompromiss als Routine: Russisch-Norwegische Konfliktlösung in der Barentssee' ('Compromise as Routine: Russian-Norwegian Conflict Resolution in the Barents Sea'). In 'Logbuch Arktis', Osteuropa, Vol 61, Nos 2-3, 2011, pp. 257-269. In German.

Southall, Tristan, Paul Medley, Geir Hønneland, Paul MacIntyre and Martin Gill, MSC Sustainable Fisheries Certification: The Barents Sea Cod & Haddock Fisheries. Inverness (Scotland), Food Certification International, 2010. 188 pp.

Brubaker, R. Douglas, 'The Arctic - Navigational Issues under International Law of the Sea'. The Yearbook of Polar Law, Vol 2, 2010, pp. 7-114.

Hønneland, Geir, 'East-West Collaboration in the European North: Structures and Perceptions'. International Journal, Vol 65, No 4, 2010, pp. 837-850.

Moe, Arild, 'Russian and Norwegian Petroleum Strategies in the Barents Sea'. Arctic Review on Law and Politics, Vol 1, No 2, 2010, pp. 225-248.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Barents Sea Fisheries: The IUU Struggle', Arctic Review on Law and Politics, Vol 1, No 2, 2010, pp. 207-224.

Jensen, Øystein, 'The Barents Sea: Treaty between Norway and the Russian Federation concerning Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean'. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Vol 26, No 1, 2011, pp. 151-168.

Moe, Arild and Øystein Jensen, Opening of New Arctic Shipping Routes. Standard Briefing. Brussels, Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union, European Parliament, 2010, 16p.

Jensen, Øystein, Norway's Outer Continental Shelf Limits in the Arctic. Security Brief 4-2010. Oslo, The Norwegian Atlantic Committe, 4 p.

Jensen, Øystein and Svein Vigeland Rottem, International Law and Security Policy Perspectives in Norway's Northern Sea Areas. Security Brief 3-2010. Oslo, The Norwegian Atlantic Committe, 4 p.

Moe, Arild, 'Russisk rulett' ('Russian Roulette'). In Arbo, Peter and Bjørn Hersoug (eds), Oljevirksomhetens inntog i nord: Næringsutvikling, politikk og samfunn. Oslo, Gyldendal Akademisk, 2010, pp. 282-304. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Leif Christian, 'Norsk oljeboring for å hjelpe miljøet: Diskurskooptering som nytt analytisk begrep' ('Norwegian Oil Drilling to Help the Environment: Introducing "Discourse Cooptation" as a New Analytical Term'). Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift, Vol 26, No 3, 2010, pp. 185-203. In Norwegian.

Røland, Tonje Hulbak, Associated Petroleum Gas in Russia: Reasons for Non-utilization. FNI Report 13/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 53 p.

Skagestad, Odd Gunnar, The 'High North': An Elastic Concept in Norwegian Arctic Policy. FNI Report 10/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 22 p.

Brubaker, R. Douglas and Claes Lykke Ragner, 'A Review of the International Northern Sea Route Program (INSROP) – 10 Years on'. Polar Geography, Vol 33, Nos 1-2, 2010, pp. 15-38.

Jørgensen, Anne-Kristin, 'Tendentsii v rossiyskom rybolovstve' ('Developments in Russian Fisheries'). EKO, No 5, 2010, pp. 58-75. In Russian.

Rottem, Svein Vigeland, 'Klima og sikkerhet i Arktis' ('Climate and Security in the Arctic'). Internasjonal Politikk, Vol 68, No 2, 2010, pp. 183-204. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Leif Christian and Pål Wilter Skedsmo. 'Approaching the North: Norwegian and Russian Foreign Policy Discourses on the European Arctic'. Polar Research, Vol 29, 2010, pp. 439-450.

Rowe, Lars and Geir Hønneland, 'Norge og Russland: Tilbake til normaltilstanden' ('Norway and Russia: Back to Normality'). Nordisk Østforum, Vol 24, No 2, 2010, pp. 133-147. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, 'Hva er nordområdepolitikk? Utfordringer innenrikspolitisk, i nærområdene og globalt' ('High North Politics: What Is It? Domestic, Regional and Global Challenges'). Plan, No 2, 2010, pp. 10-15. In Norwegian.

Moe, Arild and Valery Kryukov, 'Oil Exploration in Russia: Prospects for Reforming a Crucial Sector'. Eurasian Geography and Economics, Vol 51, No 3, 2010, pp. 312-329.

Jensen, Leif Christian, Øystein Jensen and Svein Vigeland Rottem, 'Sitting on Top of the World: The Arctic Seen through Norwegian Lenses'. In Viviane du Castel (ed), Le Grand Nord: Un nouvel enjeu trés courtisé. L'exemple de la mer de Barents, Norvége. Paris, L'Harmattan, 2010, pp. 19-30.

Kjærnet, Heidi, 'The State Oil Company SOCAR: A Microcosm of Azerbaijani Development?', Caucasus Analytical Digest, No 16, April 2010, pp. 5-8.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Towards Setting the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf in the Arctic: On the Norwegian Submission and Recommendations of the Commission'. In Davor Vidas (ed), Law, Technology and Science for Oceans in Globalisation – IUU Fishing, Oil Pollution, Bioprospecting, Outer Continental Shelf. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010, pp. 519-538.

Offerdal, Kristine, 'Arctic Energy in EU Policy: Arbitrary Interest in the Norwegian High North'. Arctic, Vol 63, No 1, 2010, pp. 30-42.

Aasen, Pål Jakob, The Law of Maritime Delimitation and the Russian-Norwegian Maritime Boundary Dispute. FNI Report 1/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 77 p.

Brubaker, R. Douglas, 'Nuclear Transport along the Northern Route and Nuclear Waste Dumping in the Barents and Kara Seas'. In Caron, D.D. and H.N. Scheiber (eds), The Oceans in the Nuclear Age – Legacies and Risks. Leiden, The Netherlands, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010, pp. 467-505.

Jensen, Øystein and Svein Vigeland Rottem. 'The Politics of Security and International Law in Norway's Arctic Waters'. Polar Record, Vol 46, 2010, pp. 75-83.

Commentary articles

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, 'Petroleum may awaken new requirements', Svalbardposten, 14.05.2015.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, 'Petroleum kan vekke nye krav' ('Petroleum may lead to new claims'), Svalbardposten, 08.05.2015. In Norwegian.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, 'Svalbard Treaty at 90 years – a success story?', Svalbardposten, 03.05.2015. In Norwegian.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, 'Svalbardtraktaten 90 år - en suksesshistorie?' ('The Svalbard Treaty 90 Years - a Success Story?'), Svalbardposten, 30.04.2015. In Norwegian.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten and Arild Moe, 'Hva vil russerne på Svalbard?' ('What Do the Russians Want on Svalbard?'), Aftenposten, 23.04.2015. In Norwegian.

Stensdal, Iselin, 'China and the Arctic: Where’s the Great Power Competition?', China Policy Institute Blog, 13.03.2015.

Rowe. Lars and Jørgen Holten Jørgensen, 'Russlands sannferdige løgner' ('Russia's true lies'), Bergens Tidende, 09.01.2015. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Kjøligere samarbeid?' ('Cooler Norwegian-Russian Cooperation'?), Fiskeribladet Fiskaren, 05.12.2014. In Norwegian.

Moe, Arild, 'L’Arctique est sur l’agenda de la Chine, mais parmi de nombreux autres sujets' ('The Arctic is on China's Agenda, but One Amongst Many'), l'Humanité, 28.11.2014. In French.

Moe, Arild, 'Russian Oil: Challenges and Possibilities', Oxford Energy Forum, August 2014.

Lunde, Leiv, 'The Nordic Embrace: Why the Nordic Countries Welcome Asia to the Arctic Table', Asia Policy, July 2014.

Wegge, Njord, 'Polarnasjonen Norge' ('The Polar Nation Norway'), Nord24, 19.06.2014. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Ukraina og Barentshavet' ('Ukraine and the Barents Sea'), Fiskeribladet Fiskaren, 23.05.2014. In Norwegian.

Eikeland, Per Ove and Arild Moe (interview), 'I skjebnefellesskap med Russland' ('The Ukrainian Crisis and Gas: Norway Shares Fate with Russia'), Energi og Klima, 11.04.2014. In Norwegian.

'Ny murring i Svalbardsonen' ('New Grumblings in the Svalbard Zone'), Fiskeribladet Fiskaren, 21.03.2014. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Derfor skal Putin la Barentshavet i fred' ('Why Putin Should Leave the Barents Sea in Peace'), Nordlys, 16.01.2014. In Norwegian.

Lunde, Leiv, 'Potential for co-operation over Arctic', Financial Times, 20.12.2013.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Russisk kontroll og galskap' ('Russian Control and Madness'), FiskeribladetFiskaren, 15.11.2013. In Norwegian.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Was Blocking SBI in Bonn Justified?', Climate Strategies and Climate Policy Journal Blog, 24.06.2013.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Samarbeid i god flyt' ('Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Cooperation Running Smoothly'), Fiskeribladet Fiskaren, 21.06.2013. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Russerne miljømerkes' ('The Russians Get Certified'), Fiskeribladet Fiskaren, 19.04.2013. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'The Barents Sea – successful fisheries management', Baltic Rim Economies: Quarterly Review, No 2, 2013, p. 12.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Ta Barentshavet tilbake, Putin!' ('Take the Barents Sea Back, Putin!'), Nordlys, 25.03.2013. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Meteoritten og Russland' ('The Meteorite and Russia'), Dagsavisen/Nye Meninger, 11.03.2013. In Norwegian.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Doha Decision Puts Limits to Kyoto Hot Air', IGES ClimateEdge Newsletter, No 1, 2013.

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Recent relevant FNI News:

The BarentsKult Funding Mechanism: A Success (30.10.2014)

FNI Conference in Shanghai: Asian Countries and the Arctic Future (23.05.2014)

The China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) Officially Launched (09.01.2014)

Nye bøker om russisk politikk ('New FNI Books on Russian Politics') In Norwegian (11.12.2013)

Njord Wegge Obtains PhD on the Relationship between Norway and the EU in the Arctic (12.09.2013)

Øystein Jensen obtains PhD on Law of the Sea (10.06.2013)

Lars Rowe Obtains PhD on the History of the Pechenga Nickel Plant (12.02.2013)

Borderland Russians Published in Revised Version (29.01.2013)

Leif Christian Jensen Obtains PhD on Norwegian Discourses of the High North (24.01.2013)

China Seeks FNI Advice on Energy Governance in the Arctic and in Developing Countries (14.01.2013)

Recent media coverage:

'Russland kutter i offentlige stillinger' ('Russia to cut its bureaucracy'), NRK Her og Nå, 18.08.2015.

'Kampen om verdenshavene' ('The fight over the World's oceans'), NRK Ekko, 14.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Pentagon-rapport: Krever bedre beredskap i Arktis' ('Pentagon Report: Demands better Preparedness in the Arctic'), NRK Finnmark, 14.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland har tatt en bit av Smutthullet uten å si ifra til Norge' ('Russia has taken a piece of the Loophole without telling Norway'), FiskeribladetFiskaren, 12.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland vil ha Nordpolen' ('Russia wants the North Pole'), NRK Dagsnytt 18, 06.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Forsker om Russlands Nordpolen-krav: – Det er ingen annektering eller invasjon' ('Researcher on Russia's claim for the North Pole: - This is no annexation, nor an invasion'), Svalbardposten, 06.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'"Arkticheskaya gonka": Chto za kadrom?' ('"The Arctic race": What's behind the scenes?'), Echo, 06.08.2015. In Russian.

'Russland gjør krav på Nordpolen' ('Russia claims the North Pole'), NRK Her og Nå, 04.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Zayavka Rossii kholodno vstretsena sosedyami po Arktike' ('Russian application greeted cooly by Arctic neighbours'), Newsland, 05.08.2015. In Russian.

'Russlands Nordpolen-krav er det største så langt' ('Russia's North Pole claim is the largest claim so far'), Dagbladet, 04.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Spændt klima kan forværre russisk og dansk kamp om Nordpolen' ('Tense relations may impact negatively on Russian and Danish fight over North Pole'), Politiken, 04.08.2015. In Danish.

'- Helt udramatisk at Russland krever Nordpolen ' ('- Totally undramatic that Russia claims North Pole'), P4, 04.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland gjør krav på Nordpolen' ('Russia claims the North Pole'), VG, 04.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland gjentar krav på Nordpolen' ('Russia repeats claim for North Pole'), Aftenposten, 04.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'- Et pr-fremstøt' ('A PR initiative'), Dagens Næringsliv, 04.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Norge leder oljekappløpet i nord' ('Norway Leads the Arctic Oil Race'), Aftenposten, 07.07.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland – stadig mektig og bakoverskuende' ('Russia – still powerful and still looking backwards'), Aftenposten, 04.07.2015. In Norwegian.

'Mens Russland står på gangen' ('While Russia is Left Outside'), Friends of the Earth Norway News, 11.06.2015. In Norwegian.

'Forum Highlights Arctic Development', Shanghai Daily, 09.06.2015.

'– Russland brukes som et påskudd for å gå lenger nord' ('– Russia is used as a pretext for going further north'), E24, 26.05.2015. In Norwegian.

'Den er 173 meter lang, kan brøyte seg gjennom tre meter tykk is og skal hjelpe Russland til å erobre Arktis' ('It is 173 m long, can break through ice 3 m thick, and is to help Russia conquer the Arctic'), Nord24, 11.05.2015. In Norwegian.

'Forsker: – Viktigere å protestere mot Russland enn å ta hensyn til lokale forhold i nord' ('Researcher: – More important to protest against Russia than to take into account local conditions in the north'), NRK Finnmark, 10.05.2015. In Norwegian.

'Gjenytelser i møtet med myndighetene' ('Return Favours when Encountering the Authorities in Russia'), NORRUSS Newsletter, 23.04.2015. In Norwegian.

'Visestatsminister Rogozins besøk på Svalbard' ('Visit of Russian Deputy Prime Ministyr Rogozin to Svalbard'), NRK Dagsnytt 18, 20.04.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russlandekspert: – Rogozin har ikke gjort noe ulovlig ved å dra til Svalbard' ('Russia Expert: – Rogozin Has Done Nothing Illegal by Travelling to Svalbard'), TV2, 21.04.2015.

'Russland-ekspert: – Lite Norge kan gjøre' ('Russia Expert: - Little Norway Can Do'), NRK, 20.04.2015. In Norwegian.

'Norvezhskie eksperty schitayut vizit Rogozina na Shpitsbergen soznatel'noi provokatsei ' ('Norwegian Experts View Rogozin's Visit to Svalbard as a Provocation'), RBC, 20.04.2015. In Russian.

'Rogozin: «Arktis er det russiske Mekka»' ('Rogozin: - The Arctic Is Russia's Mecca'), Aftenposten, 20.04.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russlands ambassadør om besøket på Svalbard: – Norsk overreaksjon' ('Russia's Ambassador to Norway about the Visit to Svalbard: - Norway Is Overreacting'), VG, 20.04.2015.

'– Helt klart et spark mot Norge' (– Clearly a Jab at Norway'), NRK, 19.04.2015. In Norwegian.

'Uønsket gjest dukket opp: - ”Ædda bædda” fra Rogozin' ('Unwanted Guest Popped up on Svalbard: - Rogozin Poking Nose at Norway'), Svalbardposten, 19.04.2015. In Norwegian.

'- Nordområdesamarbeidet kan brukes til å skape dialog' ('- Cooperation in the High North Can Be Used to Create Dialogue'), NRK Nordnytt, 04.02.2015.

'Fridtjof Nansen Institute: Specialises on international environmental, energy and resource management politics', Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, No 2, 01.02.2015.

'Western Sanctions Sap Allure of Russia's Arctic Shipping Route', The Moscow Times, 22.01.2015.

'Et russisk puslespill: Hvor er Russland på vei etter 15 år med Putin?' ('A Russian jigsaw: Where is Russia heading after !5 years with Putin?'), Nord24, 31.12.2014. In Norwegian.

'– Nordleg sjørute ingen ny Suezkanal' ('– The Northern Sea Route Is No New Suez Canal'), BarentsWatch, 16.12.2014. In Norwegian.

'Gruvekutt rokker ikke ved maktbalansen på Svalbard' ('Mine Cut will not Change Svalbard Power Balance'), E24, 26.11.2014. In Norwegian.

'Kina trånar efter norsk polarolja' ('China Yearns for Norwegian Polar Oil'),, 14.11.2014. In Swedish.

'Rapportkonklusjon: BarentsKult en suksess' ('Report Concludes that BarentsKult Is a Success'), Barents Secretariat News, 31.10.2014. In Norwegian.

'Verdens største gasselskap snuser på norsk sokkel' ('World's Largest Gas Company Interested in the Norwegian Continental Shelf'),, 30.10.2014. In Norwegian.

'Russian billionaire gains offshore foothold',, 23.10.2014.

'Russer inntar norsk sokkel' ('Russian Gains Foothold on the Norwegian Continental Shelf'), Dagsavisen, 23.10.2014. In Norwegian.

'- Barents-samarbeidet blir viktigere', ('- Barents Cooperation Becomes More Important'), Dagens Næringsliv, 11.09.2014. In Norwegian.

'- Sanksjoner innen olje og gass gir Europa et dilemma' ('-Oil and Gas Sanctions Pose a Dilemma for Europe'), E24, 08.09.2014. In Norwegian.

'Rom på Kola' ('Space on the Kola Peninsula'), Dagens Næringsliv/D2, 15.08.2014. In Norwegian.

'Greenpeace targets Gazprom through Shell in the Arctic', European Energy Review, 14.08.2014.

'Oligarker frykter isolasjon' ('Oligarchs Fear Isolation'), Dagens Næringsliv, 22.07.2014. In Norwegian.

'Nordic Cooperative Stance Bolstered by Ukraine Crisis', DefenseNews, 10.06.2014.

'Svovelutslippene vil fortsette' ('The Sulphur Emissions Will Continue'), NRK Nordnytt, 04.06.2014. In Norwegian.

'Island er blant de nybakte arktiske statene' ('Iceland Is Among the New Arctic States'), Nordlys, 03.06.2014. In Norwegian.

'Putin reluctant to strike back against US following sanctions', Barents Observer, 30.04.2014.

'Hvordan skal Putin ta Barentshavet tilbake?' ('How should Putin claim the Barents Sea back?') (book review), Norges Forsvar, 22.04.2014. In Norwegian.

'Arktis: Profitjagt sikrer fred men truer befolkning med katastrofe' ('The Arctic: Profit Quest Secures Peace but Threatens Population with Catastrophe'), Ræson, 14.04.2014. In Danish.

'Who Owns the North Pole? Debate Heats Up as Climate Change Transforms Arctic', Bloomberg, 04.04.2014.

'Hillary warns against Russia in Arctic', Barents Observer, 03.04.2014.

'Observations on Norway: Small State, Arctic and Maritime Great Power? The Relationship between Norway and the EU in the High North', Bulletin of International Studies on the Polar Regions, 25.03.2014.

'«Jeg må vel droppe ferien min i Sibir»' ('«I Guess I'll Have to Cancel my Siberian Vacation»'), Nettavisen, 21.03.2014. In Norwegian.

'Krim-krise kan fryse norsk-russisk samarbeid' ('The Crimea Crisis May Freeze Norwegian-Russian Cooperation'), Dagsavisen, 20.03.2014. In Norwegian.

'Ukraine’s impact on Arctic gas development', Alaska Dispatch, 19.03.2014.

'Fish trader fears 20 years of hard work could be ruined', Barents Observer, 17.03.3014.

'Schnelle Hilfe aus dem Norden' ('Swift Help from the North'), Süddeutsche Zeitung, 12.03.2014. In German.

'Gassen er Putins trumfkort' ('Gas Is Putin's Trump Card'), Aftenposten, 07.03.2014. In Norwegian.

'Ekspert mener verdens største gassfelt til havs kan bli liggende urørt' ('Expert Thinks World's Largest Offshore Gas Field May Be Left Untouched'), E24, 05.02.2014. In Norwegian.

'Ikke bare norsk fisk russerene sier "njet" til' ('The Russians Are Not Only Saying "No" to Norwegian Fish'), Hegnar Online, 04.02.2014. In Norwegian.

'Riski sudokhodstva po Sevmorputi uvelichivayutsya - Norvegiya' ('Risks associated with shipping on the Northern Sea Route are increasing - Norway '), Rusenergy, 30.01.2014. In Russian.

'Chinese could thaw over the Arctic', Aftenbladet, 22.01.2014.

'Debate on Arctic shipping heats up', BarentsObserver, 20.01.2014.

'Antarctica and the Arctic: A polar primer for the new great game', The Christian Science Monitor, 12.01.2014.

'Russerne skjærer tenner og snakker om forræderi' ('Russians Speak about Treason'), Nordlys, 08.01.2013. In Norwegian.

'- Vi tar ikke russerne nok på alvor' ('We Don't Take the Russians Seriously Enough'), Fiskeribladet Fiskaren, 06.01.2014. In Norwegian.

'Kald krig i Arktis' (Review of the book "Hvordan skal Putin ta Barentshavet tilbake?"), Dagsavisen/Nye Meninger, 03.01.2014. In Norwegian.

'Torsken stikker til Russland' ('The Cod Runs off to Russia'),, 23.11.2013. In Norwegian.

'Torskekvoter med anekdoter' ('Review of the book "Hvordan skal Putin ta Barentshavet tilbake?"'), Aftenposten, 18.12.2013. In Norwegian.

'The Extraordinary Evolution of the Global Gas Industry', Review of Environment, Energy and Economics, 12.12.2013.

'Grand claims of the Arctic kind', The Arctic Journal, 05.12.2013.

'Fedynskyhøyden: Her kan Norge måtte dele gassen med Russland' ('The Fedynsky High: This Is Where Norway May Have to Share Gas with Russia'), Teknisk Ukeblad, 13.11.2013. In Norwegian.

'Russerne tror ikke på klimaendringer' ('The Russians Don't Believe in Climate Change'), CICERO News, 05.11.2013. In Norwegian.

'Her er den mest kontroversielle plattformen i Arktis' ('This is the Most Controversial Platform in the Arctic'), E24, 17.10.2013. In Norwegian.

'Tør Jagland å gi henne fredsprisen?' ('Will Jagland Dare Give the Nobel Peace Prize to Ludmila Alexeyeva?'), Nettavisen, 10.10.2013. In Norwegian.

'Hvem rydder op, når katastrofen rammer?' ('Who Cleans up the Arctic when Disaster Strikes?'), Information, 05.10.2013. In Danish.

'Markedet presser russisk industri til modernisering' ('The Market Forces Russian Industry to Modernize'), Research Council of Norway News, 01.10.2013. In Norwegian.

'Noreg er ein viktig premissleverandør for EUs arktiske politikk' ('Norway is an Important Premise Provider for EU Arctic Policies'). University of Tromsø News, 19.09.2013. In Norwegian.

'Granitsa v Barentsevom more: zhazhda nefti ni pri chyom' ('The Barents Sea Border Has Nothing to Do with Oil Thirst'), Neft' Rossii, 13.08.2013. In Russian.

'Oil hunger not reason for Barents treaty', BarentsObserver, 12.08.2013.

- Maktkamp i Arktis kan ryste grunnen under sokkelregimet ('Arctic Power Struggle May Shake the Foundations of the Continental Shelf Regime'), University of Oslo News, 03.07.2013. In Norwegian.

'Arctic Holds Boatloads of Shipping Potential',, 20.06.2013.

'In Bonn, one advisory group's loss is another's gain', E&E News, 17.06.2013.

'Le Canada et la Russie arbitres de l’Arctique' (Canada and Russia Judges of the Arctic'), gb times, 13.05.2013. In French.

'China’s observer bid on agenda for upcoming Arctic summit', gb times, 08.05.2013.

'China seeks observer status with the Arctic Council', BarentsObserver, 07.05.2013.

'Haster å få på plass rammene for skipsfart i Arktis' ('Urgent to Get in Place the Framework for Arctic Shipping'), Norwegian Maritime Authority, 23.04.2013. In Norwegian.

'Global climate deal harder to reach after Doha talks: paper ', Point Carbon, 17.04.2013.

'Putin vryad li budet otbirat' Barentsevo more, Geir Hønneland' ('Putin will hardly take back the Barents Sea, Geir Hønneland'), Nord-News, 09.04.2013. In Russian.

'China pours cash into melting Arctic in bid to win influence', The Guardian, 18.03.2013.

'Àolafu·Shilamu·Situokè: Beijí anquán zhìli yu quánqiú hézuò' ('Olav Schram Stokke: Arctic security governance and global cooperation'),, 13.03.2013. In Chinese.

'Statoil i Wintershall obsuzhdayut vozmozhnost' bureniya skvazhin v rayone morskoy granitsy mezhdu Norvegiey i Rossiey' ('Statoil and Wintershall are discussing the possibility of drilling in the border region between Norway and Russia'), Rusenergy, 21.02.2013. In Russian.

'Merkel til Oslo for å snakke om energi med Stoltenberg' ('Merkel to Oslo to Talk with Stoltenberg about Energy'), NRK, 20.02.2013. In Norwegian.

'Forsker på asiatisk interesse for Arktis' ('Research on Asian Interest in the Arctic'), RCN News, 13.02.2013. In Norwegian.

'- Russlands opptreden i Arktis blir misforstått' (- Russia's Behaviour in the Arctic Is Misunderstood'), RCN News, 08.02.2013. In Norwegian.

'El mundo se derrite por el Ártico' ('The World is Melting in the Arctic'), El Colombiano, 03.02.2013. In Spanish.

'Borar for miljøet' ('Drilling for the Environment'), Framtida, 30.01.2013. In Norwegian.

'Kitajska pogleduje za naravnimi viri na Arktiki' ('China Looks at the Natural Resources of the Arctic'), Planet Siol, 29.01.2013. In Slovenian.

'Kitajska pogleduje za naravnimi viri na Arktiki' ('The Chinese Seem Eager for Arctic Resources'), Karstas Kommentaras, 29.01.2013. In Lithuanian.

'Arctic Council has tightrope to walk in potential decision to admit China', Alaska Dispatch, 28.01.2013.

'Avblåser arktisk olje- og gassbonaza til havs' ('Cancels Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza'), Teknisk Ukeblad, 28.01.2013. In Norwegian.

'Guójì shèhuì duì zhongguó tànsuo beijí jingtì youdian guòdù' ('German Media: The International Community's Alertness towards China's Arctic Exploration Is a Bit Excessiv'), Xinghua, 27.01.2013. In Chinese.

'"Nordområda" byr på ein vanskeleg balansegang for Noreg' ('The "High North" Presents a Difficult Balance Act for Norway'), University of Tromsø News, 21.01.2013. In Norwegian.

'Kommende supermakter ser mot nord: Som Kina, så India' (Coming Superpowers Look to the North: India Following China'), Nordlys, 18.01.2013. In Norwegian.

'Mener dette er Norges viktigste fredsprosjekt' ('Thinks the Barents Cooperation is Norway's most Important Peace Project'), NRK Troms og Finnmark, 04.01.2013. In Norwegian.

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