This special edition focusses on the history and future of the Arctic Council, highlighting the successful cooperation and achievements as well as the aspirations and plans for the future. The magazine will be distributed over the Arctic Council anniversary year at various Arctic events including the Arctic Science Summit Week 2016 in Fairbanks, Alaska and the UArctic Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The magazine is available now as a PDF download or via Issuu. A full translation in Russian will be available online at a later date, as well as individual online articles.

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Table of Contents

  • Letter from the Editor in Chief (Outi Snellman)
  • Editorial from Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway: 20 Years of Peaceful Cooperation (Børge Brende)
  • Celebrating 20 Years of the Arctic Council (David Balton)
    Student Profile: Siri Beate Arntzen
  • International Cooperation for Arctic Prosperity (Sergey Lavrov)
  • Minister greetings (Timo Soini & Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson)
  • Setting the Stage for Arctic Cooperation (Eirik Sivertsen)
  • Student Profile: Mikkel Bue Lykkegaard
  • It All Started in Rovaniemi (Markku Heikkilä)
  • Interview with Mary Simon (Stig Brøndbo
  • Interview with Thorvald Stoltenberg (Stig Brøndbo)
  • Interview with Alona Yefimenko (Stig Brøndbo)
  • Interview with Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Stig Brøndbo)
  • The Role of the Working Groups in the Work of the Arctic Council (David Stone & Lars-Otto Reiersen)
  • Science to Policy: Arctic Biodiversity Assessment  (Tom Barry & Courtney Price
  • Arctic Council: Timeline
  • Arctic Council: Backgrounder
  • Student Profile: Hilkka Kemppi
  • The Arctic Council, A Model for Cooperation (Timo Koivurova)
  • The Arctic Council, A Victory for Soft Law and Soft Security (Heather Exner-Pirot)
  • The Arctic Council, Maintaining Peace Through Cooperation (Michael Byers)
  • Student Profile: Alexander Saburov
  • Arctic Human Development (Joan Nymand Larsen & Gail Fondahl)
  • Student Profile: Linus Hedh
  • Towards Revival of Arctic Cooperation (Olli Rehn)
  • The Arctic Economic Council: Connecting with the Business Community  (Tara Sweeney)
  • Love & Peace (Else Berit Eikeland & Gunn-Britt Retter)
  • Student Profile: Alfa Dröfn Jóhannsdottir
  • Working Inside the Arctic Council: Arctic Change and World Reindeer Herders (Mikhail Pogodaev, Anders Oskal, Inger Anita Smuk, Johan Mathis Turi, Helena Omma & Ellen Inga Turi)
  • Observer States in the Arctic Council: A Way Forward to Better Cooperation (Justin Jong Deog Kim)
  • The Arctic: A place for the miraculous (Chen Yitong)
  • Student Profile: Caitlyn Baikie
  • Student Profile: Alexandria Griepp
  • The Arctic Council Adapting to the Future (Arild Moe, Svein Vigeland Rottem, & Olav Schram Stokke)
  • The Way Forward for the Arctic Council (Oran Young)