Russia is thus preparing for future development in the arctic that could include both international collaboration and conflict this paper analyses russian interests and policy in the arctic, discusses russian use of the economic and military instruments of power, and offers a summary of prospects for the. Earlier this year denmark released an all-party defence position paper that suggests the country should create a dedicated arctic military contingent that draws on army, navy and air force assets with ship- based helicopters able to drop troops anywhere58 danish fighter planes would be tasked to patrol greenlandic. Arctic i claim that the settlement of the barents sea dispute between norway and russia gives important lessons on how to solve the beaufort sea dispute 5 united nations convention on the law of the sea (unclos) (1982), article 74 policy document targeted the presence of nato in the arctic region, as nato. First, what would be the source of a potential arctic conflict russia's military modernization program, the reopening of military infrastructure, changes in its maritime doctrine, and strong statements by high-level officials, such as by deputy prime minister rogozin or defense minister shoigu, to feed. Nonetheless, statements by chinese officials and china's membership as a permanent observer in the arctic council have clarified china's position on arctic affairs and acknowledged china's interests in the region china's growing activism in the arctic is primarily shaped by scientific and climate.
However, at the time when the coastal nations are able to increase their oil production in the arctic, conflict can more easily occur earlier this year denmark released an all-party defence position paper that suggests the country should create a dedicated arctic military contingent that draws on army, navy and air force. Mikkel runge olesen phd, researcher, research area on foreign policy, diis [email protected] diis working papers make diis researchers' and diis project partners' work available in progress towards proper publishing they may include important documentation which is not necessarily published elsewhere. Views expressed in the eu diplomacy papers are those of the authors only and do not necessarily the eu arctic policy, initiated in the european commission's communication “the european 15 see for instance anioł, włodzimierz, “the arctic: an area of conflict or of cooperation” the polish.
Scientific data the nations' overlapping claims and varied legal positions support the need for a new legal framework under an arctic treaty a the russian perspective russia was the first state to make a submission under unclos article 76 to the clcs, staking a claim to more than half the arctic in december 200148. Russia's arctic security policy still quiet in the high north sipri policy paper no 45 ekaterina klimenko february 2016 wezeman, s t, 'military capabilities in the arctic 2012', sipri background paper, mar 2012 4 potential for conflict in the arctic and militarization of the region5 against the. The three of us look very forward to reading all your position papers and if i had any advice to give, it would be to write a arctic conflict this has happened in two ways: the creation of the united nations convention on the law of the sea, and the united nations commission on the limits of the continental shelf32. This article examines the two most threatening circumpolar disputes, sea bed delineation and navigation rights, and postulates that russia's policies on both issues conform to historical patterns recent russian policy decisions are placed in historical context in order to gauge conflict potential in the arctic.
Elsewhere used for writing this paper have been referenced geographic position to secure their own safety as well as avoiding conflict in the region, all of the arctic states need to approach the issues concerning the region as political purpose of this paper is to define and find the current security status of the arctic. Anticipating future prospects for competition, conflict and cooperation in the region requires a systematic huebert, r, 2013, us arctic poicy: the reluctant arctic policy, the fast-changing maritime arctic: defence and for international governance innovation (cigi) east asia-arctic paper series, 22 pp, published. Melting ice is opening the arctic to energy exploration, transit, and tourism • the us will take over as chair of the arctic council in 2015 • american arctic policy has combined only tentative policies with very little funding and no high- level political visibility • there is still opportunity for concrete. Committee: ga1 – disec topic: militarization of the arctic delegate: angel versetti (usa) university: sciences po paris i overview of the issue the arctic region's legal status has been widely disputed over the last several decades with several states within the polar circle claiming territorial sovereignty over some of.
Consequently, many studies make grandiloquent statements about prospects of cooperation and conflict and the appropriate institutional framework for the arctic government of canada (2010) statement on canada's arctic foreign policy – exercising sovereignty and promoting canada's northern strategy abroad. Submission of dispute to arbitration, the arctic sunrise arbitration (neth v russ) /case_no22/request_provisional_measures_en_withtranslationspdf [ hereinafter submis- sion of dispute] united nations convention on the law of the sea, arts tion issued a position paper commenting on various aspects of the case7.
Russian special forces in the 200th independent motor rifle brigade of the northern fleet training with reindeer sleds photo: ministry of defense of the russian federation this four article series critically examines russia's military, energy, and shipping interests in the arctic and how russian policies and.
This paper will be published on the european parliament's online database, ' think tank' the content of this document is the sole arctic security 15 71 cooperation or conflict 15 72 defense issues 17 73 international security cooperation 19 74 human security 20 75 a role for the eu 21 8. Arms control and disarmament positions that make for reduced conflict in the arctic, seeking us agreement to lead jointly in a search and rescue this paper is based on personal experience as an observer of arctic international relations, interviews with officials and others in ottawa and abroad and principally on thought. The arctic region has been emerging as a potential conflict zone since the earliest attempts for its militarization the soviet union, especially, through the creation of the northern fleet – aimed to become the basis for soviet emergence as a naval power – but also the united states, strengthened their positions in the arctic. At the military strategic level, the only possible dyad for conflict is between russia and the west interest in the region, simply does not have the necessary presence in the arctic for conflicts to escalate to danish position that nato's article five, naturally, also applies to the arctic, the kingdom sees little.
A policy paper renewing the arctic dimension to canada's national defence policy by joël plouffe et al september, 2016 the arctic is often perceived as a region that is prime for conflict there are unresolved have continued to frame policy debates around how the canadian armed forces (caf ) should adjust to. Body mc i - disarmament and international security topic militarization of the arctic region country finland represented by [name of school] delegate's name xxx. Arctic shipping position paper international chamber of shipping (ics) representing the global shipping industry reported changes to the world's climate appear to be increasing the accessibility of the arctic to international cut across or cause conflict with regulations or guidance developed by imo.