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Great power competition in the frozen North poses tough questions for UK

12th June 2020 - 18:00 GMT | by The Clarence in London


The Arctic may be known for its freezing temperatures, but it is hard to escape the conclusion that in strategic terms, the temperature is rising rapidly throughout the region as nations take an increasing interest in the ‘high north’.

Long seen as being of little military interest or value, save during the later Cold War years for submarine operations, today the challenge of climate change means that a previously highly inaccessible region is now of growing interest.

This was a point made clearly by the US on 9 June, when President Trump signed a memo directing the US Coast Guard

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