Testing the Northern Flank: The UK, Norway and Exercise Cold Response

Klaus Dodds, Duncan Depledge

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Britain's participation in the March 2012 Exercise Cold Response was a powerful indication of the country's strategic interest in the Arctic. Far from being a mere throwback to the Cold War, it signals the UK's intention to re-affirm its presence and capability in northern Europe as the global geostrategic significance of the Arctic grows. Regardless of whether the coalition government does release an Arctic strategy in 2013, Nordic neighbours, especially Norway, welcome this British commitment to the ‘High North’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72
Number of pages78
JournalRUSI Journal
Issue number4
Early online date15 Aug 2012
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2012


  • UK
  • Norway
  • Exercise Cold Response
  • Military
  • Geopolitics

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