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Xuelong rising: averting Cold War in the Arctic

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Peter Viggo Jakobsen - Foredragsholder

Xuelong rising: preventing Cold War in the Arctic”
China’s growing presence and ambitions in the Arctic have alarm bells ringing in capitals of the Arctic states. In early May 2019 US Secretary of State Pompeo argued that the Arctic was becoming a place of power and competition and warned China and Russia not to infringe upon the sovereignty of other states and criticized China for violating the rules established by the Arctic Five.
China and Russia dismissed his critique, but to avoid great power relations from deteriorating further there is a clear need for establishing a clear set of rules for scientific, economic and military activities in the Arctic accompanied by a monitoring regime to ensure that they are respected. These rules should be formulated by the Arctic 5 and serve as an upgraded Ilulissat declaring that includes security issues. This presentation will make the case for such an agreement, which could pave the way for improved relations between Russia and four Western Arctic coastal states and establish a regime that will enable China to increase its presence in the Arctic in a peaceful manner that can create the win-win scenarios that the Chinese Arctic Strategy emphasizes.
3 jun. 2019

Begivenhed (Seminar)

TitelA changing world order - new dynamics, domains and challenges, RDDC-AMS Seminar 2019
Grad af anerkendelseInternational begivenhed
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