The Rise and Sudden Fall of the Arctic Council

Media Fellowship

Brett Simpson went to Norway to report on the Arctic Council - and how it's faring without Russian participation. With vital scientific work on the line, what will the body look like in the future?

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Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, on May 7, 2019

Transatlantic Media Fellow Brett Simpson traveled to Norway to report on the status of the Arctic Council after Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine last year. Large amounts of the council's work ground to a halt until June 2022, and only resumed without Russian participation. Read her story in Foreign Policy to learn what this means for the High North.