Introduction

Christian Leuprecht, Douglas Causey, Roger Bradbury, Heather Nicol

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    Abstract

    The world’s polar regions are now central to geopolitical and strategic competition. Spillover effects from rapid political, social, and environmental change present unprecedented challenges for governance, environmental protection, and maritime operations in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Both geographic areas can be distinguished by specific terms—namely, the “Arctic” and “Antarctica” (continental landmass)—and by more general descriptions that include adjacent waters and countries—the “circumpolar North” and “polar regions,” for example. Climate change in the polar regions has a direct impact on the geopolitical dynamics of what were previously areas of relative predictability but are now areas of transformation...
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPolar Cousins: Comparing Antarctic and Arctic Geostrategic Futures
    Editors Christian Leuprecht
    Place of PublicationCalgary, Alberta
    PublisherUniversity of Calgary Press
    Pages1-14
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781773853901
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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