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The Polar North is known to be home to large gas and oil reserves and its position holds significant trading and military advantages, yet the maritime boundaries of the region remain ill-defined. In the twenty-first century the Arctic is undergoing profound change. As the sea ice melts, a result of accelerating climate change, global governance has become vital.
In this, the third of three volumes, the latest research and analysis from the world's leading Arctic research body - the Fridtjof Nansen Institute - is brought together for the first time. Arctic Governance: Norway, Russia and Asia investigates the foreign policy discourses of Arctic governance, specifically as regarding international relations and competing interests between Norway, Russia and various Asian states.
About the Author
Geir Honneland is Research Director at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute - one of the world's leading Arctic research bodies - and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the Arctic University in Tromso, Norway. He has published widely in English on territory disputes and environmental factors in the Polar North. He gained his PhD from the University of Oslo in 2000 and is one of the most respected commentators in the field of Arctic Studies. Svein Vigeland Rottem is Director of the Polar Research Programme at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. He received his PhD in Arctic Political Science from the Arctic University at Tromso.Ida Folkestad Soltvedt is Researcher in Polar Law at the Fridtjdof Nansen Institute.