Serena Camici is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying International Relations.
Far from being just an icy tourist destination, the Arctic Circle is ripe ground for renewed geopolitical conflict. After the Cold War it has remained a relatively quiet region – until now. With its strategic position and treasure-trove of natural resources, the Arctic is an increasingly important place of interest for several state actors.  The current international order governing the Arctic will need to accommodate economic and political competition, heightened military activity, and climate change that will occur in the Arctic region over the next half of the 21st century.
By Serena Camici
Serena Camici is a sophomore studying International Relations in the College of Arts and Sciences.
For decades, commercial and legal professionals have regarded London, England as the top destination for international dispute resolution, in which enterprises headquartered around the world seek quick and easy arbitration from English courts. As opposed to trial, legal arbitration offers a more flexible option to dispute settlement, known for its relative privacy, convenience, and affordability. The Law Quarterly Review has praised the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), a private company offering dispute resolution, as “expeditious where the law is slow, cheap where the law is costly, simple where the law is technical, a peacemaker instead of a stirrer-up of strife” . London is home to nearly half of the world’s leading law firms, as well as smaller specialist firms. 80% of the 17,000 cases handled by the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration in 2014 involved international actors , representing 180 countries in total.