* Comprehensive account of the contemporary Arctic, covering the participants, national and human security, Arctic economies, international political economy, human rights, the rights of indigenous people, the law of the sea, navigation, and environmental governance.
* Clear review of current climate-related change.
* Emphasis on the sources of cooperation in the Arctic through international relations theory and law.
* Examination of the Arctic in the broader global context, illustrating its inextricable links to global processes.
* Genuinely interdisciplinary approach, bringing together international relations, international law, and economic analysis.
* Solid use of international law connecting cooperation and governance across issue areas.
* Clear exposition in accessible language.
* A starting point for any student or scholar in fields of international law, international relations, international political economy, sustainable development to delve into Arctic affairs.
* Thoroughly referenced to high quality, up-to-date, primary, academic and other sources.