HJS VIRTUAL EVENT “Russia and the High North: How Should the West Engage the Next Chair of the Arctic Council (2021-23)?”

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HJS VIRTUAL EVENT “Russia and the High North: How Should the West Engage the Next Chair of the Arctic Council (2021-23)?”

11th June 2020 @ 10:00 am

All event times are in BST


In 2021, for a two-year period, Russia will chair the Arctic Council, the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation in the Arctic. It will do so whilst the region – and the world – grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing tensions between Russia and the West, and uncertainty over the intentions of China. The event will offer perspectives on Moscow’s agenda for the Arctic Council, as well the challenges and opportunities this could create for stability and security in the High North.

This event is organised by Chatham House in partnership with Loughborough University and the Henry Jackson Society.


Please register via ZOOM. You will receive virtual login details once your attendance has been confirmed.



Dr Andrew Foxall is the Director of the Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre, and the Director of Research at the Henry Jackson Society.

His research focuses on economic, political and security trends in Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is the author of Ethnic Relations in Post-Soviet Russia (Routledge, 2014) and numerous academic articles.

He has written for publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Telegraph, Times, Foreign Affairs, TIME, Foreign Policy and the Moscow Times. He regularly appears on international media outlets, including the BBCCNBC, CNN and Sky News.


Caroline Kennedy-Pipe Caroline works in the area of War Studies and has interests in the history of the Cold War, proxy wars and small wars. She is currently working on Arctic security issues as the poles melt as well as continuing her work on  the legacies of war, conflict  and terrorism on individuals and communities. In this respect her work on IEDs, suicide bombers and drones and their impact on war and society is a core part of her research agenda.


Katarina Kertysova Katarina Kertysova is a Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN) in London. She holds a degree in International Relations and French from the University of St Andrews, after which she pursued security studies at Sciences Po Paris and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Her research experience includes work conducted for the UNDP, the Carnegie Moscow Centre, the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, the Clingendael Institute, and The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. Katarina’s research interests include Russia-West relations, security challenges in the shared neighbourhood, conflict prevention in the context of hybrid and asymmetric threats, electoral interference and information operations. Geographically, Katarina specialises in Eastern Europe, the post-Soviet space, the Western Balkans and the Arctic. Her work has been published in outlets such as EUobserver, Euractiv, and the World Politics Review. As a member of the Core Group of Experts of the OSCE Perspectives 20-30 initiative, Katarina also contributes to research focusing on new technologies and the risks they pose to human rights and political processes across the OSCE area.

Dmitriy Tulupov is Professor at Faculty of International Relations of St. Petersburg State University. He is also an analyst on the Arctic and international relations for Russian International Affairs Council.


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