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SIPRI co-organizes Arctic conference in Poland

On 23–24 November SIPRI, together with the University of Lower Silesia (Wrocław) and the Marie Curie Sklodowska University (Lublin), organized a conference entitled ‘The Arctic in the First Decade of the 21st Century: Between Competition and Cooperation’.

The Canadian Embassy in Poland provided partial funding for the event.

SIPRI researchers Kristofer Bergh and Ekaterina Klimenko presented their research at the conference, which also featured a range of speakers on Arctic issues. 

China defines itself as a ‘near-arctic state’, says SIPRI

The new challenges and opportunities posed by increased access to the Arctic were discussed at a workshop in Beijing today entitled ‘Chinese and Nordic Cooperation on Arctic Developments’. The workshop was organized by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS).
 

Increased military capabilities in the Arctic reflect border demarcations, says SIPRI

The current build-up of military capabilities in the Arctic area by the five Arctic littoral states—Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States—is not necessarily cause for concern, according to a new SIPRI background paper launched today ahead of this week’s meeting of the Arctic Council in Stockholm.
 

New report on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

SIPRI is pleased to announce the launch of a new report on the security implications of China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (the Road).The report examines the impact of the two most strategic maritime spaces that the initiative traverses: the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean Region. It assesses the implications of the project for European Union (EU) foreign and security interests, but should also be relevant to all stakeholders of the Road.