Date of Award
Croft Institute for International Studies
The purpose of this project was to show how climate change is transforming geopolitics in the Arctic by creating new economic opportunities leading to the increased militarization of Arctic nations. This thesis triangulates the current Arctic policy of member nations, economic resources and opportunities in the region, and the increased military presence in the region to demonstrate how a potential conflict may occur in the region if the current trend continues. This thesis aims to show how resource greed over non-contiguous territory and an increased military presence escalated tensions in the Arctic.
Mayfield, McRae E., "Conflict or Cooperation: How Climate Change is Transforming Geopolitics in the Arctic" (2019). Honors Theses. 1212.