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- DescriptionAbout this book As the Arctic undergoes strident change, it is becoming a hotly contested region attracting unprecedented international attention. Rising temperatures, accessibility to vital resources, questions of sovereignty and jurisdiction, and the need to secure national interests in a global era has led to a host of states vying for Arctic dominance. Global Arctic puts the scramble for Arctic dominance in the context of sovereignty and jurisdiction, the supply of energy for expanding ecomies, sea lanes and the question of navigation, and the elements of militarization and securitization dispersed across a variety of Northern corridors. These and other questions are addressed: Do current trends over Arctic resource desires mean the securitization or militarization of this comparably less travelled area? How, and to what extent, will the progsticated increases in Arctic interests influence the militarization of its contiguous regions? How have geopolitical and energy related issues pegged the Russian Federation against the United States (US), Canada, Greenland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland? How does the establishment of current legal frameworks such as those established under the watchful eye of the United Nations prefigure in the adjudication of this dangerous contest? They illustrate how contesting claims are being brought inextricably to the forefront of international politics. Deployment of Arctic states' military forces to defend their claims, has begun. Ongoing military training, the development of formidable warships, and the construction of powerful icebreakers, suggests the future of the Arctic will be defined more so by competition and conflict rather than partnership and amity. Despite rhetoric by Canada, Russia, Norway, the United States, and Denmark that peaceful and cooperative efforts will define the future of the region, its value cant be igred.
- Author BiographyScott Nicholas Romaniuk is affiliated with the University of Aberdeen, Department of Politics and International Relations, and the University of St. Andrews, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. He is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles on military and strategic studies, and international security and politics.
- Author(s)Scott Nicholas Romaniuk
- PublisherBerkshire Academic Press
- Date of Publication30/11/2012
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationHighclere
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerkshire Academic Press
- Weight624 g
- Width150 mm
- Height233 mm
- Spine30 mm
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