As the Arctic warms we’re seeing a new area of strategic studies open. Some are predicting wars, some see it as a new area for strategic confrontation, and others see it as a power vacuum needing new and updated institutions. However, it seems that the governments in the
Arctic would be happy to govern the region the way the have for decades, before anyone started to pay attention. Recently, the Arctic States ( Russia, the United States, Canada, Norway, Iceland and Denmark via Greenland) declared that there will be no "new 'Cold War' scrambles linked to climate change"
Just saying that, however, doesn’t make it true. There are several scenarios where conflict over a thawing
With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil underneath the Arctic Sea, states seeking energy security such as the United States and EU, or national economies driven by energy exports like Russia seek to secure rights to as much as possible. It is important to note that the technology is not yet proven to be able to survive in the extreme conditions of the
"Undiscovered natural gas is three times more abundant than oil in the Arctic and is largely concentrated in