Clive Archer

Clive Archer is emeritus professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he served as director of the Manchester European Research Institute until 2009. He has studied and written extensively on Arctic issues. His research areas are in the Nordic area, and the Arctic region. He has been an individual research member of the Oslo-based Geopolitics of the High North research group, and is currently writing up a research project on the U.K.’s interests in the Arctic. His most recent publications include: "International and Regional Regulation of the Arctic. Is there a Role for the European Union?" in Cécile Pelaudeix, Alain Faure & Robert Griffiths (eds.) What holds the Arctic Together? Paris, 2012, "Norway and the United Kingdom in the High North," in Helge Pharo and Patrick Salmon (eds.) Britain and Norway: special relationships, Oslo, 2012.He has been honored by the King of Norway and the President of Finland.

The British government’s long-awaited “policy framework” on the Arctic is not likely to please environmentalists who would like to see an outright moratorium on oil and natural gas drilling. But Clive Archer, emeritus professor and former head of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s European Institute, who has studied Arctic issues extensively, believes it is an important…