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

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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