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Nations vie for resources and access as the Arctic melts

Climate Change Makes Arctic Region a Crucible for New Global Governance Regimes

With temperatures warming and summer sea ice melting even faster than climate scientists’ forecasts, the Arctic region has become a flashpoint and center of debate for international, as well as national and regional frameworks for environmental governance and development and use of energy and natural resources. The opening of Northeast and Northwest Passages between the Americas, Europe and Asia as…

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Military Leaders Meet, Stage Exercises as Arctic Warming May Portend New “Cold War”

Warning twice as fast as the rest of the world’s regions, ongoing melting of Arctic sea ice portends the possibility of a new Cold War, along with a “bonanza” mentality among the world’s oil, gas and mineral resource exploration companies.