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Arctic Security: Military Presence, Defense and Security Policies of the Two Major Nuclear Powers

Organized by the Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security 16. October 2015

Speakers:

  • Valery Konyshev, Professor, St. Petersburg State University, Russia: Thinking the Unthinkable: A U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System in the Arctic?
  • Michael Corgan, Associate Professor, Boston University: A "Great Game" in the Arctic? The US, Russia and Rivalry Extension.
  • Maria Lagutina, Professor, St. Petersburg State University, Russia: International Crises' Impact on the Arctic Cooperation: the Case of Ukraine.
  • Heather Exner-Pirot, Strategist, University of Saskatchewan: Demystifying the Russian Bear in the Arctic.

Chair:

  • Lassi Heininen, Professor, University of Lapland / Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security