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Russia’s Military Build-Up in the Arctic: Russia’s Threat Perception and its Military Strategy in the Arctic Region

  • Yu Koizumi
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Part of the Springer Polar Sciences book series (SPPS)

Abstract

This chapter explores the background of Russia’s recent military build-up in the Arctic region. While those activities have been explained in past studies as Russia’s effort to consolidate its control over its natural resources and the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in the Arctic region, this chapter critically examines such understanding and proposes an alternative view. Russia’s main motivation is, in our view, based on a more classical military strategy: securing nuclear deterrence.

Keywords

Russia Security Military strategy Nuclear deterrence Arctic Anti-access and area denial 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Koizumi
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  1. 1.The Institute for Future EngineeringTokyoJapan

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