Interstate Relations in the Arctic: An Emerging Security Dilemma?
The five states that surround the Arctic Ocean— Russia, Canada, the United States, Denmark, and Norway—have in recent years taken various measures to protect their economic and security interests in the north. The measures include not only the adoption of Arctic strategies, but also the development of new military capabilities. As in other parts of the world, one state's military efforts to enhance its security may have the unfortunate effect of making others feel less secure, and therefore more likely to undertake similar efforts. Thus, despite being a low-tension region, the Arctic is by no means immune to the logic of the security dilemma.
Åtland, Kristian. Interstate relations in the arctic: an emerging security dilemma?. Comparative Strategy 2014 ;Volum 33.(2) s. 145-166