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Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change

Edited by: James Kraska

ISBN13: 9781107006607
Published: November 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99



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This is the first book to examine 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.

Subjects:
Environmental Law
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 Järvenpää 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 U.S. Navy's roadmap for the Arctic David W. Titley and Courtney St John.