A Russian nuclear ice breaker heading to the North Pole.
Arctic Power Projection: Using Climate Change to Test Theories of Resource Competition
Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
March 28, 2013
|Speaker:||Jonathan Markowitz, Research Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Project|
Related Project: International Security
Why do some states project military power to secure resources while others do not? The exogenous shock of climate change in the Arctic represents an opportunity to test theories of why leaders project power. Climate change is rapidly altering the Arctic environment; receding ice has heightened the appeal of extracting Arctic energy resources. To test competing theories, the speaker examines how governments reacted to this exogenous change by observing how leaders shifted their Arctic foreign policy, military force structure, and force deployments. His results inform both the geopolitics of energy and the political implications of climate change.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.
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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
HARVARD Kennedy School