Florian Vidal is a Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations’ Russia/NIS Center.
He studies environmental issues, including mining issues in remote areas. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Paris Descartes. His research has focused on the relations between Norway and Russia in the Arctic space.
Florian Vidal is also a research associate at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Tomorrow’s Energies at the University of Paris where he is involved in several scientific projects (APECS, Earth System Governance project, Extractive Industries Network, American Ecological Transitions at IHEAL-CREDA).
Russian chairmanship of the Arctic Council: The Awakening of a Giant
The meeting held on May 20, 2021 marked the beginning of Russia's rotating chairmanship of the Arctic Council. There are several indications that the country intends to promote its interests in the region, while playing the card of multilateralism and cooperation with member countries.Read the article