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The Changing Role of Military Power in the Arctic

  • Valery KonyshevEmail author
  • Alexander Sergunin
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Abstract

In the Cold War era, military power was a coercive instrument in a global confrontation between two superpowers and capitalist and socialist systems. The Arctic region was part of this global confrontation; it was a home for strategic nuclear forces (especially Soviet ones) and an important area for significant military activities. Both the United States and the Soviet Union pursued containment strategies, with mutually assured destruction (MAD) doctrine at their cores.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saint Petersburg State UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia

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