Issue №3, 2020



The Arctic Region as a Spectrum of Global Interests and an Arena of International Influence


DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2020-3-27

Luppov I. F. — Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Leningrad State University named after A.S. Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Temirbulatov A. M. — Doctor of Political Science, Leningrad State University named after A.S. Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The main objective of the article is to identify problems in Arctic policy and analyze the pace of change in the Arctic.Based on the identification of problems in the implementation of the Arctic policy, a polyparadigmatic approach to assessing world politics was used, based on the content analysis of international cooperation, trends in the joint effective use of resources from other non-Arctic countries were revealed. The results of the study made it possible to summarize the results of the Arctic policy, it was concluded that a new vector of development was given to the vector of international cooperation on Arctic issues; the Arctic region is increasingly viewed as an arena of geopolitical rivalry between the United States, Russia and China. The article fixes the position that the Arctic Council, established by the Ottawa Declaration in 1996, is the leading interstate forum for resolving topical issues in the Arctic regions. An important conclusion of the study is an attempt by the leading powers to change the vectors of international cooperation of institutional organizations in world politics, such as the Arctic Council. The article summarizes the position of the United States as a leading actor in international relations and world politics, claiming the status of a global arbiter in Arctic politics. Analysis of the positions of the US Department of State, incl. the officials leading it made it possible to identify risks and threats to the implementation of the Arctic directions of Russian foreign policy. The article focuses on possible scenarios for the development Arctic policy, this is the introduction of the military factor and the security aspect of Arctic region as a whole, under the role of the United States, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, the United States attempts to limit the range of other countries and states in the implementation of the policy of cooperation in the Arctic region. Countries that do not directly border the Circumpolar Region.

Keywords: international relations, globalization, the Arctic, the Arctic Council, world politics, political interest


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For citation: Luppov I. F., Temirbulatov A. M. The Arctic region as a spectrum of global interests and an arena of international influence // Corporate Governance and Innovative Economic Development of the North. Bulletin of Research Center of Corporate Law, Management and Venture Investment of Syktyvkar State University. 2020. No. 3. Р. 27—36. DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2020-3-27.