NATO's Future Role in the Arctic
Air Command And Staff College Maxwell AFB United States
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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.
- Government and Political Science