Norway’s Arctic Policy

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Norway’s Arctic Policy

Geopolitics, Security and Identity in the High North

9781035306626 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Andreas Østhagen, Senior Researcher, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Senior Advisor, High North Center, Nord University Business School, Norway, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, US, Associate Professor, Oslo New University College, and Senior Fellow, The Arctic Institute
Publication Date: August 2023 ISBN: 978 1 03530 662 6 Extent: c 144 pp
Offering a concise and coherent look at geopolitics and security in the Arctic, this book analyses how the High North has become central to the security interaction between NATO and Russia, and between China and the United States. Featuring contributions from top scholars in the field, this insightful it also highlights the key issues surrounding the formation of Norwegian foreign and security policy in the north.

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Offering a concise and coherent look at geopolitics and security in the Arctic, this book analyses how the High North has become central to the security interaction between NATO and Russia, and between China and the United States.

Featuring contributions from top scholars in the field, the book highlights the key issues relating to the formation of Norwegian foreign and security policy in the North. Chapters examine security issues surrounding Svalbard, and how the Arctic has become integral to Norwegian security, regional development, and identity politics. Overall, this book presents a comprehensive examination of Norway’s approach to foreign policy and security issues in an area of immense strategic and ecological responsibility.

With introductory statements from the Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister of Norway, this book will be essential reading for academics and students of European politics, human geography, international relations, Nordic studies, and political geography and geopolitics. It will also be beneficial for government officials and security personnel working on Arctic issues, and in Nordic countries and Northern Europe.
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‘As this timely book explains, Norway is required by geography to cooperate with Russia while knowing that Russian military forces pose an existential threat. That delicate balance, between cooperation and conflict, is key to understanding the political and security dynamics of the Arctic as a whole.’
– Michael Byers, University of British Columbia, Canada
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Contributors include: Ingeborg Bjur, Anders Edstrøm, Karen-Anna Eggen, Gørild Heggelund, Paal Sigurd Hilde, Alf Håkon Hoel, Øystein Jensen, Ingrid Agnete Medby, Arild Moe, Andreas Østhagen, Torbjørn Pedersen, Svein Vigeland Rottem, Odd Gunnar Skagestad, Ine Eriksen Søreide, Beate Steinveg, Iselin Stensdal
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