Raisina Dialogue: European Vision on the Arctic


On February 22, the second day of Raisina Dialogue – the biggest event on the international politics in India – a group of officials and experts from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Estonia and the United Kingdom are discussing the challenges in the High North.

The name of the session is As the Ice Melts: The New Arctic Chessboard. The purpose seems ambitious since the Programme Committee mixed a number of topical questions, including the prospects for regional stakeholders to become security providers in Arctic, implications of linking the Arctic to the Indo-Pacific region for global trade and security dynamics, impacts of European security changes on the strategic positions of the countries in the Arctic, as well as factors reshaping the Arctic region, such as climate change, geopolitical rivalry, and new infrastructure projects.

Raisina agenda is enclosed below

Elina Valtonen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Tobias Billström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Andreas Motzfeldt Kravik, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Alexander Gabuev, Director, Carnegie Russia Eurasia Center, Germany

Eeva Eek-Pajuste, Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonia

Moderator: Karin von Hippel, Director-General, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, United Kingdom

Ministerial Remarks

Meenakashi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs, India

The Arctic Century editorial board is pleased to share some unbiased ideas about the need of cooperation, coordination and interaction in High North here, examining security challenges, primarily scientific data shortage and cooperation opportunities.

Source: ORF