The Chagos Islands’ dispute

The Chagos Island disputed started in 1965, when prior to Mauritian independence, the UK split the archipelago from the territory of Mauritius to form the British Indian Ocean Territory. The Republic of Mauritius has since then claimed that the UK’s dominance over the archipelago is a violation of UN resolutions, however until recently the UK …

Iceland’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council

The Arctic Council is a high level political forum established in 1996 to enhance cooperation and environmental protection in the arctic region. Every two years its chairmanship is assigned to one of the eight members. At the 11th Ministerial meeting Iceland's Chairmanship presented their biennial strategy with the theme "Together towards a sustainable Arctic". The …