Accession Number : AD1037210

Title :   NATO's Future Role in the Arctic

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command And Staff College Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Deja, Cathyrine

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Report Date : 01 May 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The strategic significance of the Arctic region has been given little attention since the end of the Cold War. However, as global warming continues to impact the polar environment, geopolitical issues such as territorial claims, access to waterways, and resource competition potentially threaten the security and stability in the Arctic. Although Arctic nations (Canada, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Russian Federation, the United States, and the Kingdom of Denmark, via its territory Greenland) have thus far been able to peacefully address concerns, the dynamic environment is susceptible to volatility as emerging issues gain momentum and foreign states expand their interest in Arctic affairs.

Descriptors :   nato , ARCTIC REGIONS , Russia , security , climate change , geopolitics , military forces (foreign)

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE