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NATO AND SECURITY IN THE ARCTIC

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Draft Report [078 PCTR 17 E] by Gerald E. Connolly (United States)

The Arctic region, or High North, ranked on top of the security agenda during the Cold War due to its strategic importance. Its significance was largely reduced with the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the confrontation between NATO and the Warsaw Bloc countries. However, due to the warming climate in the High North the region is once again of profound importance to NATO security. According to the latest available data, climate change is occurring at a faster rate than previously thought, which will have a significant impact on the Arctic and on the security of Arctic littoral states.

 

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