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Military Cooperation and Enhanced Arctic Security in the Context of Climate Change and Growing Global Interest in the Arctic

  • Michał Łuszczuk
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Abstract

Transformation occurring in the Arctic raises many questions about the specificity and prospects of the regional security, including the multi- and bilateral military relations among the Arctic states. It is significant that though the majority of security challenges and threats to the region are of a nonmilitary character, the view that the projection of military power is indispensable in the Arctic seems to be well founded. This chapter provides an overview of selected forms of military cooperation developed in the Arctic during the past decade and their impacts on the regional security. It concludes that this cooperation will have to prove its effectiveness in very new circumstances framed by the tensions growing in the other parts of the globe.

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Arctic security climate change defense military cooperation military exercises paramilitary transformation 

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