Joël Plouffe is advisor for the Arctic Council Secretariat. He is also a researcher at CIRRICQ (Center for Interuniversity Research on the International Relations of Canada and Québec) at the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) in Montréal, managing editor of the Arctic Yearbook. His research interests include security and defense, geopolitics of the Arctic, regions of the circumpolar North, Northern Québec, and U.S.-Canada relations and foreign policy. Mr Plouffe has conducted research in the Arctic regions of Russia, the US (Alaska), Norway (Svalbard and mainland), Finland, Sweden and Canada (Nunavik, Northwest Territories). He is a Fellow of The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI). Dr Plouffe is involved in various northern research groups and programs. He is a member of the Northern Research Forum’s Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security, actively involved in the annual Calotte Academy that takes place in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region, and project member of ArcticNet’s group on Climate Change and Commercial Shipping in the Arctic, led by Dr Frédéric Lasserre of Université Laval.
- Security and Defence
- Andrea Charron, Joël Plouffe & Stéphane Roussel, “Russian National Interests and the Arctic: Foreign Policy Implications for Canada,” In Canadian Foreign Policy in a Unipolar World (Oxford University Press, 2016): 55-75.
- Lassi Heininen, Heather Exner-Pirot & Joël Plouffe (dir.), Arctic Yearbook 2017: Change & Innovation (Northern Research Forum, 2017).
- Joël Plouffe, “U.S. Arctic Foreign Policy in the Era of President Trump: A Preliminary Assessment,” Policy Paper (Canadian Global Affairs Institute, 2017).
- Joël Plouffe, “Statu quo américain en Arctique : D’une constance historique au réalignement stratégique,” In Passages et mers arctiques: Géopolitique d’une région en mutation (Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2010).
- Lawson Brigham, Heather Exner-Pirot, Lassi Heininen and Joël Plouffe, “The Arctic Council: Twenty Years of Policy Shaping,” In Arctic Yearkbook 2016: The Arctic Council (Northern Research Forum, 2016).