SIPRI proudly organized a series of webinars to create a platform for experts from China, Japan, the Nordic countries, Russia and the United States and to explore the implications of growing Chinese–Russian–US strategic competition for Nordic and North East Asian states.
The webinar series brought together 25 academic, diplomatic, legal and technical experts from China, Japan, the Nordic countries, Russia and the USA, with more than 50 online observers, to provide a better understanding of recent developments in the Arctic under growing geopolitical competition on the global stage.
The four-day online event offered participants a greater understanding of Arctic and non-Arctic states’ evolving interests; how these interests are shaping the transportation, energy and military security in the region; and what steps are required to address the security concerns and to ensure the Arctic remains a peaceful region.
This event and the accompanying report have been made possible with the support of the Japanese Government. Findings from this webinar will be published in the spring of 2021.