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Author Conley, Heather A., author.

Title The new ice curtain : Russia's strategic reach to the Arctic / authors, Heather A. Conley, Caroline Rohloff.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Center for Strategic & International Studies ; Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource.
text file PDF
Note "August 2015."
"A report of the CSIS Europe Program."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The New Ice Curtain explores Russia's strategic ambitions for its Arctic region -- an understudied and underappreciated area that encompasses nearly the entire northern coast of Eurasia. As the Russian Arctic produces 20 percent of Russian GDP, 22 percent of its exports, and is home to nearly 2 million of its citizens, Russia's economic future will increasingly depend on robust Arctic development. For Russian president Vladimir Putin, the political, economic, and military stakes could not be higher as increased geopolitical tensions over Ukraine and the imposition of Western economic sanctions may challenge Russia's Arctic ambitions. This timely report examines Russia's economic development strategies and assesses the Arctic nation's military modernization efforts as it seeks to ensure the economic viability of its natural and mineral resources, as well as the Northern Sea Route. The report frames these issues and evaluates their potential impact on Russia's future, as well as the future of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the Arctic. Finally, this report identifies possible areas to preserve and protect Arctic cooperation in an increasingly tenuous Arctic ecosystem and international environment"--Publisher's web site.
Contents The evolution of Russian Arctic policy since President Putin's return to the Kremlin -- Russia's energy and economic future points northward -- Securing Russia's Arctic frontier -- The effects of climate change and environmental concerns -- Shared interests : U.S.-Russian bilateral Arctic cooperation -- Conclusions and policy recommendations.
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Subject Arctic regions -- Strategic aspects.
Russia (Federation) -- Armed Forces -- Arctic regions.
Economic development -- Arctic regions.
National security -- Russia (Federation) -- Arctic Coast.
Climatic changes -- Arctic regions.
HISTORY / Military / Other
Armed Forces.
Climatic changes.
Economic development.
National security.
Strategic aspects of individual places.
Arctic Regions.
Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Arctic Coast.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Rohloff, Caroline, author.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.). Europe Program, issuing body.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.), publisher.
ISBN 9781442258839 electronic bk.
1442258837 electronic bk.
9781442258822 (pb)
1442258829 (pb)