Geopolitical Implications of Arctic Melting

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  • Prof. Thedora N City University of Hong Kong Author

Keywords:

Geopolitical Implications, Arctic Melting, shedding light, Arctic geopolitics

Abstract

The accelerating melting of the Arctic ice cap is ushering in a new era with profound geopolitical implications. As climate change transforms the region, the Arctic becomes increasingly accessible, opening up new opportunities and challenges for nations around the globe. This paper explores the multifaceted geopolitical consequences of Arctic melting, focusing on key aspects such as resource competition, maritime routes, military strategy, environmental stewardship, and international cooperation. The diminishing ice cover has sparked heightened interest in the vast natural resources concealed beneath the Arctic seabed, including oil, gas, and minerals. As the region becomes more accessible, states are vying for territorial claims and resource exploitation rights, leading to potential conflicts over sovereignty and resource ownership. This paper examines the geopolitical dynamics shaping these competitions and their implications for regional stability. The emergence of new maritime routes, particularly the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage, as a result of receding ice has profound economic and strategic implications. Nations are reevaluating their trade and transportation routes, leading to strategic alliances and infrastructure investments. This study delves into the geopolitical significance of these emerging sea routes, their impact on global trade patterns, and the potential for cooperation or competition among Arctic states.

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Published

2020-01-09

How to Cite

Geopolitical Implications of Arctic Melting. (2020). International Journal of Business Management and Visuals, ISSN: 3006-2705, 3(1), 1-7. https://ijbmv.com/index.php/home/article/view/42

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