Russia and the Arctic maritime challenge

Source The International Institute For Strategic Studies


Media – The shadow of the Ukraine War has significantly increased perceptions of the Arctic and the High North as a region of heightened strategic risk.

An unpredictable and weakened Russia sees the region as of increased importance, and Moscow has been displaying greater assertiveness not least over the Northern Sea Route.

At the same time, NATO’s footprint and stakes in the region are growing. What does this augur for defence, deterrence and stability, especially in the maritime domain, against the background also of changing environmental and geoeconomic dynamics and the increasing intrusion of other actors like China?

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