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Unconstrained Foreign Direct Investment: An Emerging Challenge to Arctic Security

by Mark E. Rosen, Cara B. Thuringervia CNA
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Arctic Ocean is a vast maritime region which is bordered by six states that are now coming to appreciate their enormous hydrocarbon, mineral, and other natural resource potentials. Other states outside of the Arctic have also taken note of the Arctic’s vast and unexploited deposits, especially China. The Arctic is essentially a closed-sea and all human activity, even environmental accidents on land, can have serious environmental impacts on the other littoral countries because of ocean currents and climactic conditions.