Russia and the Arctic : Environment, Identity and Foreign Policy

Russia and the Arctic : Environment, Identity and Foreign Policy

Description

The world is currently witnessing an 'Arctic Scramble'-as the major powers compete to demarcate and occupy Arctic territory. The region is known to be home to large gas and oil reserves, and its position at the top of the globe holds significant trading and military advantages. Yet the territorial boundaries of the region remain ill-defined and Russia, under the increasingly bold foreign policy of Vladimir Putin, has emerged as a forceful power in the region. Geir Honneland investigates the political contexts and international tensions surrounding Russia's actions, focusing especially on the disputes which have emerged in the Barents Sea-where European and Russian interests compete directly. Skillfully delineating Russian policy in the region, and analyzing the mineral and environmental consequences of the recent treaty agreements, Russia and the Arctic is a crucial addition to our understanding of contemporary International Relations concerning the Polar North"


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Details

Author(s)
Geir Honneland
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
138 x 216 x 25mm | 251g
Publication date
30 Aug 2016
Publisher
I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Imprint
I.B. TAURIS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
2 maps
ISBN10
1784536814
ISBN13
9781784536817
Bestsellers rank
2,876,404