Who Owns the Arctic?: Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North

Who Owns the Arctic?: Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North

Michael Byers


Who truly controls the Northwest Passage? Who owns the trillions of bucks of oil and gasoline underneath the Arctic Ocean? Which territorial claims will be successful, and why — these of the U.S., Russia, Canada, or the Nordic countries? And, in an age of speedy weather switch, how will we shield the delicate Arctic atmosphere whereas seizing the commercial possibilities offered by means of the speedily melting sea-ice? Michael Byers, a number one Arctic specialist and overseas attorney sincerely and concisely explains the occasionally contradictory ideas governing the department and safety of the Arctic and the disputes over the zone that also must be resolved. What emerges is a imaginative and prescient for the Arctic within which cooperation, no longer clash, prevails and the place the sovereignty of person international locations is exercised for the advantage of all. This insightful little e-book is an educated primer for cutting-edge such a lot urgent territorial issue.

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