Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 393

Arctic Yearbook 2014 393   with ties to the Arctic past, present and future going beyond mere proximity. How, then, does a neighbour define its place, entitlement, and goals in the growing and increasingly complex and sensitive Arctic ‘business’? The current UK answer seems to be to demonstrate engagement, illustrate present and future usefulness, and conciliate the major Arctic stakeholders at state and institutional level. This is certainly a necessary minimum, or starting point, for any state finding itself in the corresponding position