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”The Arctic: New Area of Conflict?”

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt.Col. (R) Norwegian Army/CIOR Public Affairs 19.01.2021

It’s soon time for the CIOR Seminar again – which last year proved to be a great success. The exciting theme to be explored is the growing strategic importance of the Arctic. The event is going to be entirely virtual, with no physical attendance – due to Covid-19.

By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt.Col. (R) Norwegian Army/CIOR Public Affairs

The seminar will cover strategic and security related questions concerning the Arctic region, like: Who are the stakeholders and what interests do they have in the area? What conflicts could emerge, and how would they impact the rest of the world? How could conflicting interests be resolved?

Photo: US Navy seals on exercise in the Arctic. Photo: US Navy.

The event takes place over three days – starting in the afternoon of Monday, February 22nd and concluding in the evening of Wednesday, February 24th.

– Like last year’s seminar on China’s growing strategic importance, this year’s event on the Arctic should bring about a wide range of perspectives on the evermore important region of the high north, says the Chairman of the CIOR Seminar Committee, Lieutenant Colonel (R) Hans Garrels, Dutch Army.

– We have great speakers, acclaimed experts in their fields. They will both draw the big picture and do a deep dive into all the most relevant issues concerning the Arctic region. Attendees at this event will after the seminar both understand the matter better and be properly ”armed” for future discussions in a field that’s only going to grow in significance.

– We are also very happy that Philippe Welti, a former Swiss-Ambassador and a well-known expert on geopolitical and strategic affairs, will moderate the seminar, says Garrels.

 

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