Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change

Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change

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This book examines Arctic defense policy and military security from the perspective of all eight Arctic states. In light of climate change and melting ice in the Arctic Ocean, Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Norway and the United States, as well as Iceland, Sweden and Finland, are grappling with an emerging Arctic security paradigm. This volume brings together the world's most seasoned Arctic political-military experts from Europe and North America to analyze how Arctic nations are adapting their security postures to accommodate increased shipping, expanding naval presence, and energy and mineral development in the polar region. The book analyzes the ascent of Russia as the first 'Arctic superpower', the growing importance of polar security for NATO and the Nordic states, and the increasing role of Canada and the United States in the region.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 5 b/w illus. 5 maps 4 tables
  • 113910232X
  • 9781139102322

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'Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change is an articulate, flowing and comprehensive commentary on the real and complex Arctic 'state of play', and hence, a breath of fresh air into the academic debate ... One innovation of the book is that each chapter explores a particular national or global viewpoint ... This book explores all the angles and is an excellent resource for getting familiar with an internal and external perspective.' Tavis Potts, International Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology
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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction - Circumpolar Perspectives: 1. Arctic security: the indirect approach Franklyn Griffiths; 2. The challenges and security issues of Arctic marine transport Lawson Brigham; 3. Arctic meltdown and its implications for shipping and ports in Asia Joshua Ho; Part II. European Security Interests in the Arctic: 4. Arctic security and Norway Rolf Tamnes; 5. Norway and the Arctic: between multilateral governance and geopolitics Geir Flikke; 6. Military aspects of Russia's policy: hard power and natural resources Katarzyna Zysk; 7. The next geographical pivot: the Russian Arctic in the twenty-first century Caitlyn Antrim; 8. The rise of the Arctic on the global stage Pauli Jarvenpaa and Tomas Ries; 9. The Arctic challenge to Danish foreign and security policy Nikolaj Petersen; 10. Arctic security - a Greenland perspective Adam Worm; 11. Territorial discourses and identity politics: Iceland's role in the Arctic Valur Ingimundarson; Part III. North American Security Interests in the Arctic: 12. Canada's security and foreign policy in the Arctic Robert Huebert; 13. Polar race or polar saga? Canada and the circumpolar world Whitney Lackenbauer; 14. American security in the Arctic James Kraska; 15. Arctic security considerations and the US Navy's roadmap for the Arctic David W. Titley and Courtney St John.
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