The Fast-Changing Arctic
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The Fast-Changing Arctic

By Barry Scott Zellen
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In this timely new book, international scholars and military professionals come together to explore the strategic consequences of the thawing of the Arctic. Their analyses of efforts by governments and defence, security, and coast guard organizations to address these challenges make timely and urgent reading.Rather than a single national perspective, The Fast-Changing Arctic brings together circumpolar viewpoints from North America, Europe and Asia for an integrated discussion of strategic military, diplomatic, and security challenges in the high North. Thoughtful analyses are included of different regions, climate issues, institutions, and foreign and security policies.This is an important book for students of international studies, political science, and northern studies.With a Foreword by the Honorable Mead Treadwell and an Afterword by Lawson W. Brigham.With contributions by:Alun AndersonCaitlyn AntrimRasmus Gjedssø BertelsenLawson W. BrighamIan G. BrosnanDaniel ClausenLtJG Michael ClausenLassi Kalevi HeininenNong HongRob HuebertMaj. Henrik Jedig JørgensenP. Whitney LackenbauerThomas M. LeschineJames ManicomEdward L. MilesBarry Scott ZellenKatarzyna Zysk

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Series Page
  • Full TItle Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword:Witnessing an Arctic Renaissance
  • ARCTIC CLIMATE CHANGE:STRATEGIC CHALLENGES ANDOPPORTUNITIES
  • 1. The Fast-ChangingMaritime Arctic
  • 2. Can We Keep Up with Arctic Change?
  • 3. “Politicization” of the Environment: Environmental Politics and Security in the Circumpolar North
  • 4. Conceptualizing ClimateSecurity for a Warming World: Complexity and theEnvironment-Conflict Linkage
  • COOPERATION AND CONFLICT:PATHS FORWARD
  • 5. Cooperation or Conflict in a Changing Arctic? Opportunities for Maritime Cooperation in Arctic National Strategies
  • 6. Energy and the Arctic Dispute: Pathway to Conflict or Cooperation?
  • 7. Maritime Boundary Disputes in East Asia: Lessons for the Arctic
  • 8. Babysteps:Developing MultilateralInstitutions in the Arctic
  • REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
  • Europe and the High North Atlantic
  • 9. Structural, Environmental, and Political Conditions for Security Policy in the High North Atlantic: The Faroe Islands, Greenland,and Iceland
  • North America
  • 10. U.S. Arctic Policy:The Reluctant Arctic Power
  • 11. U.S. Defense Policy and the North: The Emergent Arctic Power
  • Russia
  • 12. Mirror Images? Canada,Russia, and the Circumpolar World
  • 13. Russia’s Arctic Strategy:Ambitions and Restraints
  • 14. Russia Opens Its Maritime Arctic
  • 15. Regional Security and Prosperity: The U.S.–Russia Reset in the Antimeridianal Arctic
  • CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS
  • 16. Stability and Security in a Post-Arctic World: Toward a Convergence of Indigenous, State, and Global Interests at the Top of the World
  • Afterword: Think Again – The Arctic
  • About the Contributing Authors
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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