Science diplomacy and the Arctic
AuthorBertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø
Arctic science diplomacy historically and today illustrates the potential of science for diplomacy to maintain track two dialogue during the Russian-West crisis and for regional governance to adapt to global change of power transition from West to East with the rise of China. Arctic international politics and security reflect the international system historically and today. The region is characterized by a relatively high level of scientific activity, which is particularly expensive and so invites international cooperation. The Arctic is therefore a useful region to observe science diplomacy, the foreign policy use of science, for general international research and policy lessons.