Arctic Euphoria and International High North Politics by Geir Hønneland

International Affairs

By Geir Hønneland

This pivot describes the ups and downs of Norwegian excessive North politics because the finish of the chilly conflict. It considers how political curiosity within the Arctic has been turning out to be quickly within the overseas neighborhood as states stake their declare to components of the continental shelf within the Arctic Ocean, and specializes in Russia’s activities, because the Arctic kingdom with the longest coastline and the one one open air NATO. the writer argues that one of the Western international locations, Norway has the main huge event in tackling Russia within the Arctic, and the neighbourhood with the Russian undergo always shapes international coverage, particularly in issues of defense, and the way overseas coverage matters are intertwined with financial reasons, be that hopes of entry to the massive Russian marketplace or to the oil and gasoline fields at the Russian Arctic shelf. to accomplish the mixed target of protection and enterprise, the Norwegian govt has usually orchestrated “Arctic waves” to direct the eye of neighborhood, nationwide and foreign politicians and companies to the alleged possibilities of the North. during this e-book, the writer takes us via “the nice Barents Awakening” of the Nineteen Nineties, “the nice excessive North attraction” of the early 2000s and up to date years’ “Arctic wave” in Norwegian international policy. 

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