Sino-Nordic Arctic Policy
With no signs of slowing, the warming of both the atmosphere and the oceans due to climate change is leading to a reduction in the amount of snow and ice in the Arctic. Not just affecting the natural world, a shinking polar ice cap presents new prospects for new trade routes and increased ease of access to the Arctic’s natural resources. Comprehensive and coordinated efforts are all necessary to balance the negative effects of climate change overall. However, as the nature of the world’s involvement in the Arctic is fundamentally shifting, a new set of policy and security challenges emerge. With very few mechanisms in place for managing potential challenges in this new Arctic milieu, inter-state conflict and contest are just around the corner.
The Sino-Nordic Arctic Policy Program (SNAPP) aims to fill this void as a collaborative platform for research and discussion that will enable our partner organizations in China and Europe to mutually research and explore strategies, policy options and security concerns regarding the Arctic. By defining current arrangements, and identifying potential areas of cooperation, ISDP seeks to serve as a proactive and preemptive conflict management platform which creates a safe realm for dialogue between China and Europe regarding energy, security and policy concerns in the Arctic.
China’s Polar Silk Road Revisited
Summary • China’s Arctic ambitions have expanded significantly over the past few years and have been integrated into the country’s foreign policy architecture. • Yet, the rhetorical expansion is not […]
ISDP Annual Report 2016
Letter from the Directors 2016 has been both a turbulent and eventful year. Events such as the failed Turkey coup, North Korea’s nuclear tests, the inauguration of Myanmar’s new government, […]
Sino-Nordic Relations: Opportunities and the Way Ahead
This report provides a study the relationships between the People’s Republic of China and the “Nordic” countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It will pay particular attention to the possibilities for joint Nordic regional cooperation to serve as basis for such relation. ISDP has assessed challenges and shortcomings to these relationships, and proposes a series of opportunities as to how China and the Nordic countries can expand upon beneficial mutual engagements whilst mitigating risks to core ideals and interests.
本《报告》研究了中华人民共和国与北 欧国家(即丹麦、芬兰、冰岛、挪威、瑞典五国)之间的关系，并特别关注了 北欧以联合的地区合作为基础与中国开展合作的可能性。瑞典安全和 发展政策研究所评估了上述关系的弱点 及所面临的挑战，并为中国与北欧国家 如何在双边互惠交往中实现关系拓展， 并降低危及核心理念及利益的风险指明 了一系列机遇。
The Role of Science Diplomacy: A Historical Development and International Legal Framework of Arctic Research Stations Under Conditions of Climate Change, Post-Cold War Geopolitics and Globalization/Power Transition
The Arctic is undergoing transformation, where three important drivers are climate change, post-Cold War geopolitics and globalization/power transition from the rise of China. This transformation defines the nexus between science […]
Climate Change and Human Security in a Regulatory Multilevel and Multidisciplinary Dimension: The Case of the Arctic Environmental Ocean
Climate change determines the retreat of ice. This has created a huge access to petroleum, attracting strong interest by some states, especially energy hungry-countries and increasing competition between states, resulting […]