International Cooperation as an Arctic Solution?

  • Andreas ØsthagenEmail author


Cooperation across maritime boundaries have increasingly come into focus as Arctic states attempt to tackle a growing gap between aspirations and capabilities in their respective northern waters. Multilateral cooperation has been touted as a tool to manage an increasingly challenging situation in northern waters. As the most blatant example of this, an Arctic Coast Guard Forum was officially established in 2015 after years of deliberation on its potential role. This chapter explicitly examines the notion of pan-Arctic cooperation on coast guard issues, discussing its potential and limitations. Finally, it relates these trends to general literature on international cooperation and its relevance for understanding contemporary cooperation at sea between states.


Arctic Coast Guard Forum Arctic Council Russia Multilateral cooperation Defence cooperation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fridtjof Nansen InstituteLysakerNorway

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