This book takes a comprehensive approach to security in the
Nordic-Baltic region, studying how this region is affected by
developments in the international system.
The advent of the new millennium coincided with the return of
the High North to the world stage. A number of factors have
contributed to the increased international interest for the
northern part of Europe: climate change resulting in ice melting in
Greenland and the Arctic, and new resources and shipping routes
opening up across the polar basin foremost among them. The world is
no longer "unipolar" and not yet "multipolar," but perhaps
"post-unipolar," indicating a period of flux and of declining US
Drawing together contributions from key thinkers in the field,
"Northern Security and Global Politics "explores how this situation
has affected the Nordic-Baltic area by addressing two broad sets of
questions. First, it examines what impact declining unipolarity -
with a geopolitical shift to Asia, a reduced role for Europe in
United States policy, and a more assertive Russia - will have on
regional Nordic-Baltic security. Second, it takes a closer look at
how the regional actors respond to these changes in their strategic
This book will be of much interest to students of Nordic and
Baltic politics, international security, foreign policy and IR.
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