The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World

Edited by Barry Scott Zellen and Lawson W. Bringham and Mead Treadwell and Alun Anderson and Lawson W. Brigham and Lassi Kalevi Heininen and Daniel Clausen and LTJG Michael Clausen and Ian G. Brosnan and Thomas M. Leschine and Edward L. Miles and Nong Hon

© 2013

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 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.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 410 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World

Edited by Barry Scott Zellen and Lawson W. Bringham and Mead Treadwell and Alun Anderson and Lawson W. Brigham and Lassi Kalevi Heininen and Daniel Clausen and LTJG Michael Clausen and Ian G. Brosnan and Thomas M. Leschine and Edward L. Miles and Nong Hon

© 2013

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 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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 410 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in

The Fast-Changing Arctic is a comprehensive treatment of current Arctic policy issues by authors with diverse backgrounds and perspectives . . . a coherent whole.

-John D. Jacobs, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research


The Fast-Changing Arctic provides many new perspectives on a traditional understanding of Arctic security.

-Nikolas Sellheim, The Polar Record

Barry Scott Zellen is a specialist on Arctic security, sovereignty, and selfgovernance. He directs the Fast Changing Arctic project as a Senior Fellow at the Institute of the North and is a member of the board of directors of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States.

Foreword: Witnessing an Arctic Renaissance
Mead Treadwell, Lieutenant Governor, State of Alaska

Arctic Climate Change: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities

1. The Fast Changing Maritime Arctic
Lawson W. Brigham

2. Can We Keep Up with Arctic Change?
Alun Anderson

3. "Politicization" of the Environment: Environmental Politics and Security in the Circumpolar North
Lassi Kalevi Heininen

4. Conceptualizing Climate Security for a Warmer World: Complexity and the Environment-Conflict Linkage
Daniel Claussen ant LTJC Michael Clausen, USCG

Cooperation and Conflict: Paths Forward

5. Cooperation or Conflict in a Changing Arctic? Opportunities for Maritime Cooperation in Arctic National Strategies
Ian G. Brosnan, Thomas M. Leschine, and Edward L. Miles

6. Energy and the Arctic Dispute: Pathway to Conflict or Cooperation?
Nong Hong

7. Maritime Boundary Disputes in East Asia: Lessons for the Arctic
James Manicom

8. Babysteps: Developing Multilateral Institutions in the Arctic
Maj. Henrik Jedig Jorgensen

Regional Perspectives: Europe and the High North Atlantic

9. Structural, Environmental, and Political Conditions for Security Policy in the High North Atlantic: The Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland
Rasmus Gjedsso Bertelsen

North America

10. US Arctic Policy: The Reluctant Arctic Power
Rub Huebert

11. US Defence Policy and the North: The Emergent Arctic Power
Barry Scott Zellen

Russia

12. Mirror Images? Canda, Russia, and the Circumpolar World
P. Whitney Lackenbauer

13. Russia?s Arctic Strategy: Ambitions and Restraints
Katrazyna Zysk

14. Russia Opens Its Maritime Arctic
Lawson W. Brigham

15. Regional Security and Prosperity: The US-Russia Reset in the Antimeridianal Arctic
Caitlyn Antrim

Concluding Observations

16. Stability and Security in a Post-Arctic World: Toward a Convergence of Indigenous, State, and Global Interests
Barry Scott Zellen

Afterward: Think Again-The Arctic
Lawson W. Brigham