Talk of Alaska: Polar diplomacy in a tense international climate

A map of Arctic shipping routes, including the Northern Sea Route over Russia. Maersk is about to test that route with a cargo ship for the first time. (Public Domain photo courtesy the Arctic Council)

The Arctic spans multiple countries and continents, making collaboration and diplomacy vital to its management. The war in Ukraine has strained the international community’s relationship with Russia, a key player in Arctic affairs. How are other nations and Arctic residents working to continue collaboration on safety, vessel traffic, climate change and development? 

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

Mike Sfraga, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Rachel Kallander, Founder & Executive Director, Arctic Encounter

Bergdís Ellertsdóttir, Ambassador of Iceland to the United States

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Adelyn Baxter is Alaska Public Media's program producer. Reach her at abaxter@alaskapublic.org.

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