How People-to-People Diplomacy is Warming Chilly Arctic Relations

“What sounds more boring than a Secretariat?”

That’s what we thought when we heard about the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.

In reality, this organization is responsible for coordinating pretty interesting exchange programs, such as hockey games between Norwegian and Russian youth. This is one of their people-to-people diplomacy programs, with which they bridge relations between Norwegians and Russians in the Barents region.