Arctic policy wonks can finally get their fix of northern policy and analysis as the latest edition of the Arctic Yearbook hit the proverbial Internet stands over the weekend.
“The Arctic Yearbook seeks the preeminent repository of critical analysis on the Arctic region, with a mandate to inform observers about the state of Arctic politics, governance and security,” the open-access publication claims on its site.
The open-access online publication offers a mix of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, shorter commentary and briefs written by experts and policy makers for a less specialized but still Arctic-savvy reader.
The yearbook usually focuses on a particular theme.
This year’s edition, which coincided with the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council focuses on a critical analysis of this international body, which brings together eight circumpolar states, Arctic Indigenous groups and northerners, as well as NGOs and some non-Arctic states as observers.
To find out more about this fifth edition of the Arctic Yearbook, I spoke with Heather Exner-Pirot. She is the Managing Editor of the Arctic Yearbook, a Research Fellow with the EU Arctic Forum, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Arctic Institute.Listen