James Rogers met with the President of Iceland

ARCTIC SECURITY: D-IAS Assistant Professor, James Rogers (to the right), recently met with the President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (in the middle).

It was a closed meeting where the future of the Arctic was discussed, along with the security and politics of the region’s great powers. James Rogers also held a high-level panel discussion at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik.

James Rogers stated:

“The melting of the Arctic is of concern to all nations, not just in terms of environmental security, human security, and climate change, but also in regard to great power competition and the opening of the Arctic as a space for military activity and business interests.”


The joint panel (sponsored by D-IASCenter for War Studies and University of Loughborough) brought together policy makers and practitioners from a range of backgrounds, including the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, the Icelandic National Security Council, the French Embassy and the British Embassy. The British Ambassador, Michael Nevin, was in attendance.

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