UK's Role in Northern European Security
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank launched a report on the UK’s contribution to security in northern Europe on Tuesday. It noted the UK is increasingly prioritising this region, saying the UK is a “heavyweight” which provides specialist military capabilities which can match threats posed by Russia. There has been growing Sino-Russian cooperation in the High North, which is loosely defined as the Arctic region and the seas surrounding it. Meanwhile, climate change means the northern sea route which links Europe and Asia is becoming increasingly navigable to shipping.