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On Thin Ice? (Mis)interpreting Russian Policy in the High North. CEPS Policy Brief No. 205, 15 February 2010

Kefferputz, Roderick. (2010) On Thin Ice? (Mis)interpreting Russian Policy in the High North. CEPS Policy Brief No. 205, 15 February 2010. [Policy Paper]

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    Climate change in the Arctic is expected to make the region a lot busier as new strategic resources are becoming available. The Russian Federation is a key player in this context having put forth a comprehensive Arctic strategy. Russian policy towards the so-called High North, however, is oftentimes not seen in its entirety and has received a plethora of criticism in the Western media and foreign policy community. This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of Russian actions in the High North by providing a succinct overview of Russian policies in the region and identifying the fundamental rationale behind them. The paper concludes that Russia’s Arctic policy is not only a lot more nuanced but also not very different from the policies conducted by other riparian states.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Russia
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2010
    Page Range: p. 10
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:34

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