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High Arctic Stability as an Asset for Storms of International Politics — an Introduction

  • Lassi Heininen
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Abstract

In spite of the exploding Middle East, the ISIS’s and Israel’s aggressions, the Ukrainian war, the continuous fight against terror and all the manipulation and falsification, the international community is facing bigger challenges, such as worldwide nonmilitary human catastrophes (e.g., the Ebola virus); global environmental challenges (e.g., unavoidable global warming); holistic environmental degradation (e.g., the ‘Arctic Paradox’); structural societal problems of the global system (e.g., inequality between the elites and the masses), and going beyond the carrying capacity. This introduction argues that the globalized Arctic with high stability and keen international cooperation could be left out of all this and be interpreted as a human-made asset. It could act as a common ground to test soft ways of governance and alternative ways to definite security.

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asset Cold War common ground global challenges international cooperation regional crises/wars stability the global Arctic 

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