Andreas Østhagen is a Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo. He also holds a position as advisor at the High North Center for Business and Governance at Nord University, North Norway, and is a member of the Leadership Group of The Arctic Institute, a network think tank based in Washington, DC. Since completing an M.Sc. degree at the London School of Economics in 2010, he has published widely on Arctic issues ranging from coastguard affairs to geopolitics and security. Østhagen is also undertaking a Ph.D. in international relations at the University of British Columbia, focusing on maritime disputes and maritime boundaries.