The UK and the Arctic: The Strategic Gap

Klaus Dodds, Duncan Depledge

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The UK has a 400-year-old relationship with the Arctic. From its history of sixteenth- century exploration to contemporary leading research on climate change, the UK is more than an interested observer. To ensure clear, evidence-based policy action on energy, maritime resources, scientific discovery and security issues, the UK needs a cross- departmental, integrated strategic approach that signals its commitment to the region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72
Number of pages79
JournalRUSI Journal
Issue number3
Early online date21 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2011


  • UK
  • Arctic
  • Geopolitics
  • Science
  • Military
  • Shipping
  • Energy

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