The Southern Kurile Islands: Shrouded in Eternal Fog

  title={The Southern Kurile Islands: Shrouded in Eternal Fog},
  author={D. George},
Abstract : Both Russia and Japan have claimed the four Southern Kurile Islands, also known as the Northern Territories, since the conclusion of World War II. The territorial dispute appears to be a fairly straightforward dispute over the islands status after their Soviet occupation in September 1945. The dispute is only between two nations, has not erupted into armed conflict, and does not have ethnic or religious dimensions. However, during the last 65 years there has not been a successful… Expand

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