How has Singapore been legitimising its presence in the Arctic?

East Asia Forum published an article titled, “How has Singapore been legitimising its presence in the Arctic?”. The article reads in part as follows:

Sixteen years after its admission into the Arctic Council, France published its official Arctic roadmap in 2016. Japan released a ‘Basic Plan on Ocean Policy’ in 2013 highlighting its official Arctic initiatives, and it published a more comprehensive official Arctic policy paper in 2015. In January 2018, China became the latest Arctic Council observer to release its policy. But Singapore, despite joining the Arctic Council in 2013, has yet to formulate an official policy, which has led some other Arctic states to question what its interests truly are in the region.

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