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Arctic security – zero sum or working together?

Clive Archer: Baltic Rim Economies, issue no.5, October 2009, pp. 23-24.

Ever since a group of Russian researchers planted a Russian flag at the North Pole in August 2007, there has been increased interest in the strategic importance of the Arctic region. Given the wide blend of issues involved in the international relations of the Arctic, will there be attempts to grab an advantage by one state or more, or will the region become one of cooperation mixed with a certain amount of peaceful competition?