The Fast-Changing Arctic

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: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World, 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 Anderson
Caitlyn Antrim
Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen
Lawson W. Brigham
Ian G. Brosnan
Daniel Clausen
LtJG Michael Clausen
Lassi Kalevi Heininen
Nong Hong
Rob Huebert
Maj. Henrik Jedig Jørgensen
P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Thomas M. Leschine
James Manicom
Edward L. Miles
Barry Scott Zellen
Katarzyna Zysk

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Series Page 3
Full TItle Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Table of Contents 6
Foreword:Witnessing an Arctic Renaissance 10
ARCTIC CLIMATE CHANGE:STRATEGIC CHALLENGES ANDOPPORTUNITIES 14
1. The Fast-ChangingMaritime Arctic 16
2. Can We Keep Up with Arctic Change? 32
3. “Politicization” of the Environment: Environmental Politics and Security in the Circumpolar North 50
4. Conceptualizing ClimateSecurity for a Warming World: Complexity and theEnvironment-Conflict Linkage 72
COOPERATION AND CONFLICT:PATHS FORWARD 96
5. Cooperation or Conflict in a Changing Arctic? Opportunities for Maritime Cooperation in Arctic National Strategies 98
6. Energy and the Arctic Dispute: Pathway to Conflict or Cooperation? 118
7. Maritime Boundary Disputes in East Asia: Lessons for the Arctic 130
8. Babysteps:Developing MultilateralInstitutions in the Arctic 150
REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES 170
Europe and the High North Atlantic 172
9. Structural, Environmental, and Political Conditions for Security Policy in the High North Atlantic: The Faroe Islands, Greenland,and Iceland 174
North America 202
10. U.S. Arctic Policy:The Reluctant Arctic Power 204
11. U.S. Defense Policy and the North: The Emergent Arctic Power 242
Russia 270
12. Mirror Images? Canada,Russia, and the Circumpolar World 272
13. Russia’s Arctic Strategy:Ambitions and Restraints 296
14. Russia Opens Its Maritime Arctic 312
15. Regional Security and Prosperity: The U.S.–Russia Reset in the Antimeridianal Arctic 322
CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS 352
16. Stability and Security in a Post-Arctic World: Toward a Convergence of Indigenous, State, and Global Interests at the Top of the World 354
Afterword: Think Again – The Arctic 384
About the Contributing Authors 392
Index 402
Back Cover 404