Skogrand (ed.): Emerging from the Frost. Security in the 21st century Arctic

Oslo Files 2/2008
This study presents various contributions to an international IFS hosted conference in 2007, on the security politics of the Arctic region.​​

Oslo Files on defence and security no. 2/2008
Title: Emerging from the Frost. Security in the 21st century Arctic
Author: Kjetil Skogrand (ed.)
Pages: 101

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The anthology comes in four parts. After a brief introduction, the scene is set with a discussion of the various aspects of the geopolitical developments in the High North after the Cold War.

Part two follows with three national perspectives on developments in the Arctic: the Norwegian, the Icelandic and that of the United States.

The third and most extensive part presents research and practice within the areas of jurisdiction, transport, resources and security in the High North.

Finally, General Sverre Diesen, the Norwegian Chief of Defence and initiator of the conference, presents his perspectives on military implications for the Arctic – now emerging from the frost.


Part I: Setting the scene The Arctic in a geo-strategic perspective
by Dr Kjetil Skogrand, Senior Fellow, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies

Part II National perspectives on the Arctic

Arctic Challenges – the fine art of dealing with change
by Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, Norwegian Minister of Defence
Déjà-vu at the North Pole. Perspectives on jurisdiction and military presence
by Björn Bjarnason, Icelandic Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs
Emerging from the frost: the U.S. perspective
by Claudia A. McMurray, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Part III Jurisdiction, transport, resources and security

Jurisdictional issues in the Arctic: an overview
Dr Alf Håkon Hoel, Associate Professor, University of Tromsø

Arctic marine transport and security: responses to changing Arctic Ocean access

by Dr. Lawson W. Brigham, Deputy Director, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Fisheries inspection and enforcement – an introduction

by Dr Geir Hønneland, Senior Research Fellow, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Fisheries inspection and enforcement

by Rear Admiral Trond Grytting, Commander Regional Headquarters North Norway

Energy security in the Arctic region

by Evgeniy Kozhokin, Director, Russia’s Institute for Strategic Studies

The extended concept of energy security
by Geir Westgaard, Special Adviser, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Iceland ’s security policy and geopolitics in the North
by Dr. Valur Ingimundarson, Professor, University of Iceland

Part IV Military implications

New perspectives on military power in the Arctic
by General Sverre Diesen, Norwegian Chief of Defence

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