Volume 3

Climate lessons from the
global response to COVID-19

Hind Al-Abadleh
Scientific evidence is now mounting on the short-term improvements this ‘natural experiment’ of pandemic lockdowns has had on levels of carbon dioxide and pollutants typically used as air quality indicators.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Three Levels of Arctic Geopolitics

Andreas Østhagen
The notion of geopolitical conflict in the Arctic continues to make media headlines. Today, this focus has shifted to concerns about the strategic positioning of, and increased tension between, NATO countries and Russia, with a dash of Chinese interests on top.

Picture of an Aircraft Carrier

National Security in a Rapidly Changing World

Simon Dalby
The difficulties many states are having in dealing with both the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate emergency suggests that contemporary security institutions have not been adequately prepared to deal with the novel circumstances of the twenty first century.