This info-pack will illustrate the significance of the Arctic Circle for Russia’s national strategy, international competition, and the region’s importance for each country’s economy.

Aruuke Uran Kyzy 29 January 2021

Due openings in the Arctic engendered primarily by climate change, international players are increasingly making geopolitical and economic claims to the Arctic. In particular, Russia has the most vested stake in the area, incorporating half of the coastline and making up 75 per cent of Arctic residents. In addition to comprising 11% of Russia’s national assets and an expected 30% of the world’s undiscovered oil, this region is regarded as critical to its national security and economic improvement. This info-pack will illustrate the significance of the Arctic Circle for Russia’s national strategy, international competition, and the region’s importance for each country’s economy.

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