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NATO and the Arctic: The Need for a New Approach


Main Image Credit Courtesy of US Marine Corps/Ashley McLaughlin


NATO needs to review its traditionally cautious approach to the Arctic.

With NATO activity increasing and great power competition building between the US, Russia and China across the Arctic, the Alliance needs to consider a new strategic approach to the region. Duncan Depledge examines how NATO’s traditionally cautious approach to the Arctic is now outmoded given the recent pressures posed by Russian military activity, Chinese ambition and the renewal of US strategic interest in the region. In response, NATO must go beyond simply restating its

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Duncan Depledge

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