State Power-Grabs Heat Up the Melting Arctic

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

The Arctic is a vast and changing region. Climate change is affecting the availability of many sectors in the Arctic and opening the door for state actors to approve the implementation of industrial resource development, as well as commercial shipping lanes. This thesis seeks to bring territorial claims from states in the Arctic into a singular compilation from the Russian perspective. Finally, this thesis recommends a proposed solution to disputed territory in the Arctic after a thorough analysis of the policies presented throughout the thesis.