Russia's Arctic illusions

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Baev, Pavel K. (2015) Russia's Arctic illusions, Order from Chaos, 27 August.

​​Russia appears firmly set on its course of militarization of the Arctic. In a region where economic activities are mostly declining and where environmental challenges are on the rise, Russia appears to be engaged in a one-sided arms race. 

It is glaringly obvious to observers outside the Kremlin that Russia’s severe economic recession makes this course unsustainable. Russia may aspire to Arctic greatness, but there is little there to achieve and Russia is unlikely to be able to achieve it. 

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Pavel K. Baev

Pavel K. Baev

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