Arctic: Commerce, Governance and Policy Editors:
Uttam Kumar Sinha and Jo Inge Bekkevold Publisher:
2015 Number of pages:
In May 2013, China, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea (Asia 5)
were given status as permanent observers in the Arctic Council. It was a
symbolic and significant moment in the history of Arctic affairs. The
list of stakeholders in the Arctic has now expanded to include five
The drivers and policies of these stakeholders on the Arctic vary,
but research on climate change, possible changes to the global energy
and minerals markets, adherence to international norms like the UNCLOS,
and geopolitical considerations are issues of concern.
This volume is based on the reviewed, revised and updated
versions of papers presented at the roundtable on The Geopolitics of the
Arctic: Commerce, Governance and Policy hosted by the Institute for
Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi, in co-operation with
the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), the Peace Research Institute Oslo
(PRIO) and the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS).
The book is a result of the research project AsiArctic funded by the
Norruss program of the Research Council of Norway. The research project
is managed by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) in cooperation with
the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS).
This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Strategic Analysis.
Uttam Kumar Sinha and Jo Inge Bekkevold
Asian Stakes and Arctic Governance
Olav Schram Stokke
The Northern Sea Route: Smooth Sailing Ahead?
The Polar Code and Arctic Navigation
Arctic: The Next Great Game in Energy Geopolitics?
Shebonti Ray Dadwal
Norway’s High North Policy and New Asian Stakeholders
Jo Inge Bekkevold and Kristine Offerdal
Russia’s China Policy in the Arctic
Russia’s Strategic Concerns in the Arctic and its impact on Japan-Russia relations: From a Japanese View
Arctic and India: Strategic Awareness and Scientific Engagement
Uttam Kumar Sinha and Arvind Gupta
The Maritime Tiger: Exploring South Korea’s Interests and Role in the Arctic
Mia M. Bennett
The Legal Regime of the Arctic and India’s Role and Options
China’s Role in Arctic Affairs in the Context of Global Governance
Overview of Korea’s Arctic Policy Development
Jong Deog Kim