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Geopolitical and Security Challenges in the Arctic

Wed., Oct. 10, 2018 1:00 p.m. - Wed., Oct. 10, 2018 2:30 p.m.

Location: Regina Video Conference Location: CB 308, College Building, College Avenue Campus, University of Regina

Presented by: Dr. Barbora Padrtova, Assistant Professor, Masaryk University & Research Scholar , IIASA

The geopolitics in the Arctic have been influenced by the current international relations' developments and increasing tensions between Russia and the West. Additional drivers for geopolitical challenges are the availability and accessibility of energy resources, the opening of new transportation routes for destination and transit shipping and by security developments, including those relating to piracy, terrorism and environmental disasters. This presentation will provide an overview of geopolitical and security challenges which the Arctic faces in relation to climate change and current trends in international relations, with a focus on how geopolitics transforms into policy and what are the key variables that influence the relations of cooperation/competition among states in the Arctic region.

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