Gottemoeller&Tamnes (2008): High North, High Stakes

The book focuses on the European Arctic and draws on an impressive group of people with highly relevant hands-on and academic experience.
Title: High North, High Stakes. Security, energy, transport, environment

Editors: Rose Gottemoeller and Rolf Tamnes
Publisher: Fagbokforlaget, Bergen
Published: 2008
ISBN 978-82-450-0832-6

"It is helpful to have this material presented concisely and easily understood."
Director Alf Håkon Hoel, Institute of Political Science, University of Tromsø.

High North High Stakes focuses on the European Arctic and draws on an impressive group of people with highly relevant hands-on and academic experience. In makes a significant contribution to an informed debate about the prospects and pitfalls in the High North.

The Arctic, once politically and literally frozen, is melting at a pace unforseen even a few years ago. Arctic petroleum resources are of great interest in an ever-tightening global energy market, and there is a considerable potential for increased shipping in and through the region. At the same time, the vulnerable character of the Arctic environment requires activities that are pursued in accordance with sound environmental practices, while the increased strategic importance of the region makes it more exposed to changes in international security.

This book makes a significant contribution to an imformed debate about the prospects and pitfalls alike so we can benefit from the opportunities in the region responsibly and thoughtfully.

Norwegian perspectives

Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Espen Barth Eide, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Defence
General Sverre Diesen, Norwegian Chief of Defence
Erik Solheim, Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development

Academic contributions

US perspective: Dr. John Hamre, Presidnet and CEO, Cener for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Russian petroleum industry: Dr. Nina Poussenkova, Carneige Moscow Center
Russian petroleum activities: Arild Moe, Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Climate change: Professor Ola M. Johannessen and Lasse H. Petterson, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Historic background and the way forward: Professor Alyson Bailes, University of Iceland

Editors

  • Rose Gottemoeller, director of Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Rolf Tamnes, director of the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies and adjunct professor at the University of Oslo


Publisert 5. juni 2008 14:09.. Sist oppdatert 27. juli 2015 14:00.