Post Tagged with: "arctic"

Interview – Sebastian Knecht

Interview – Sebastian Knecht

Sebastian Knecht discusses the importance of the Arctic Council, the role of NGOs in Arctic governance, and the limited impact of Obama’s oil exploration moratorium.

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Prof. Zysk explains Russia’s use of non-military means for strategic ends, its approach to world order and its neigbours, and the influence of the Trump administration.

Climate Change, Geopolitics, and Arctic Futures

Climate Change, Geopolitics, and Arctic Futures

The response to climatic changes in the Arctic will be a problem of global politics as economic development in the area is shaped by environmental factors among others.

Arctic Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change Impacts, and Adaptation

Arctic Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change Impacts, and Adaptation

A superficial understanding of Arctic realities, as well as simplistic responses, may lead to ineffective strategies, adverse outcomes, and copying past policy failures.

(Mis)Understanding the Arctic

(Mis)Understanding the Arctic

What is becoming clearer as Arctic political discourse continues to unfold is that IR scholarship is lagging behind in its application to actual Arctic politics.

Between a Rock and a Cold Place? NATO and the Arctic

Between a Rock and a Cold Place? NATO and the Arctic

NATO has decided neither to retreat, nor to expand to fill the Arctic’s security governance vacuum. Instead, it will continue with its provision of collective security, and maintaining a ‘watching brief’.

Noopolitik in the Arctic

Noopolitik in the Arctic

The Arctic Game is much more significant than a mere geopolitical race between a fractured NATO, Russia and China. It will reveal the maturity, or lack thereof, of all its players.

The Race that Never Was?

The Race that Never Was?

To some, the Arctic represents the unknown, new opportunities, and the future; to others, the Arctic represents little more than a barren and frozen region that matters little in the grand scheme of world affairs.

US Ratification of UNCLOS III?

US Ratification of UNCLOS III?

U.S. ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty will eventually happen, not for any foreseeable political change of heart, but for the all too sadly foreseeable continued disappearance of the Arctic ice in an arena in which the United States has no say – but will need one.

Security Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Arctic Environment

Security Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Arctic Environment

As the polar ice cap melts, the US and the international community are underprepared to address the growing economic dynamics of the Arctic.

The U.S. Navy – Navigating Through a Changing Climate

The U.S. Navy – Navigating Through a Changing Climate

Predicting the range of future challenges is no easy matter, but it is a necessary part of how military organizations prepare, invest in platforms and weapon systems, conduct training, and concentrate their forces.

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