Russia's Armed Forces and the Arctic: All Quiet on the Northern Front?

  title={Russia's Armed Forces and the Arctic: All Quiet on the Northern Front?},
  author={Kristian Åtland},
  journal={Contemporary Security Policy},
  pages={267 - 285}
  • Kristian Åtland
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary Security Policy
  • In 2008, Russian leaders stated their intention to make the Arctic Russia's ‘primary resource base’. This, and the region's growing importance as an arena for marine transportation and resource extraction, has led observers to question the longterm stability of the northern part of the globe and predict a new military buildup on the Kola Peninsula. Based on a review of Russia's previous behaviour in the Arctic, recent strategies and doctrines, the pattern of civil-military relations, and trends… CONTINUE READING
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