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358 Arctic Yearbook 2015 6. While the ‘Arctic Challenge Exercise 2015’ involved 115 aircrafts from Norway, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland, France and Germany (Pettersen 2015b), Russia’s response involved 12,000 soldiers as well as 250 aircrafts and helicopters (Staalesen 2015a). 7. Thorvald Stoltenberg served as Norway’s Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs and is also the father of NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Acknowledgments The author would like to thank Ambassador Gustaf Lind of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as well as Siemon Wezeman and Kristofer Bergh from SIPRI for their useful practical insights on the subject. The author would furthermore like to thank both reviewers, his supervisor Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv and his former fellow students at the Department for Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Lea Tries and Ian Niccolo Tobia, for their useful comments and feedback. References Treaties, Agreements and Official Statements Agreement on Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (2013). Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic. Arctic Council. Arctic Council (2013). Arctic States Statement for UNFCCC COP 19 held in Warsaw, 11-22 November 2013. Online: [accessed: 20.06.2015]. Arctic Council (2013). Vision for the Arctic. Arctic Council. Online: Arctic Council (2015). Joint Statements. Online: [accessed: 17.06.2015]. Arctic Ocean Conference (2008). The Ilulissat Declaration. Online: [accessed: 0 4.01.2014]. Arctic SAR Agreement (2011). Agreement on Cooperation on Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue in the Arctic. Arctic Council. Schaller