I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada which is home to the Royal Canadian Air Force and, importantly for my Arctic research, the headquarters of the Canadian North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) Region.  I am Associate Professor in IR in the Political Studies Department at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS).

I completed my PhD in War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada and it was during my studies there that I was first introduced to the study of the Arctic and especially its governance architecture over 10 years ago.  I am fascinated by how the Arctic is conceived of so differently by different states and by various indigenous groups.  Being Canadian, I have a particular interest in the Arctic Council.  Increasingly, my research is focused on the impact of the geographic seams of the various US combatant commands as well as the areas of operations of NORAD and NATO on the Arctic and the idea of defence and competition in the Arctic.

I am the codirector of Canada’s North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network and Director of the Operations theme of the Canadian Defence and Security Network focused particularly on the Arctic.

If you would like to know more about me and my research, please visit:

University of Manitoba webpage: https://umanitoba.ca/centres/cdss/associates/1327.html

My contact details are:

Email: Andrea.Charron@umanitoba.ca

Personal Twitter: @AndreaCharron

Affiliated Institutions Twitter: @cdssuofm / @NAADSN_RDSNAA / @CDSN_RCDS

Selected Publications:

Charron, Andrea (2020) “Arctic Security: NATO and the Future of Transatlantic Relations.” In Turning the Tide; How to Rescue Transatlantic Relations, edited by Simona Soare. Paris, EU Institute of Security Studies. https://www.iss.europa.eu/content/turning-tide-how-rescue-transatlantic-relations.

Charron, Andrea (2020) “Defending the Arctic and Three Other Arctic Narratives.” In Canadian Foreign Policy: Reflections on a Field in Transition, edited by Brian Bow and Andrea Lance. Vancouver, UBC Press. 131-152.

Charron, Andrea (2020) “Beyond the North Warning System.” War on the Rocks, 7 September. https://warontherocks.com/2020/09/beyond-the-north-warning-system/.

Charron, Andrea (2020) “NATO and the Geopolitical Future of the Arctic.” The Arctic Yearbook, edited by Lassi Heininen, Heather Exner-Pirot and Justin Barnes. https://arcticyearbook.com/arctic-yearbook/2020/2020-briefing-notes/363-nato-and-the-geopolitical-future-of-the-arctic.

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