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The Arctic Blog is moving


Off to somewhere else in the Arctic…

After five great years at the Foreign Policy Association, the Arctic Blog will be moving to a new, independent site at I’ll continue to contribute to the FPA network occasionally at the U.S. Energy Independence, Food and Climate, and China’s Foreign Policy blogs. For all the latest on developments in the Arctic, however, please visit the Arctic Blog at its new location. All posts previously posted to the Arctic Blog at FPA will remain on the website for the time being, so the archives will be available.

It’s been great being part of the community at FPA, and I look forward to staying in touch with everyone. I thank the FPA for their invaluable support in helping to get the blog off the ground. Without them, the Arctic Blog would be nowhere. Thanks for reading, and see you at!




Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett is pursuing a PhD in Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her MPhil (with Distinction) in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute, where she was a Gates Scholar.

Mia examines how climate change is reshaping the geopolitics of the Arctic through an investigation of scientific endeavors, transportation and trade networks, governance, and natural resource development. Her masters dissertation investigated the extent of an Asian-Arctic region, focusing on the activities of Korea, China, and Japan in the circumpolar north. Mia's work has appeared in ReNew Canada, Water Canada, FACTA, and Baltic Rim Economies, among other publications.

She speaks French, Swedish, and is learning Russian.

Follow her on Twitter @miageografia