Can new leadership help resolve two years of tensions within the Arctic Council?

The World

For the last two years, Russia was officially in charge of the Arctic Council, an eight-nation governing body that manages cross-country Arctic collaborations. But once Russia invaded Ukraine, the seven other nations effectively boycotted the council and refused to meet. Now, on the pre-determined schedule, Russia is handing the torch to Norway, and it's expected the council will re-start meetings and working groups. But as The World's Anna Kusmer reports, it's unclear to what extent Russia — half of the Arctic's geography — will be involved.

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