Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2011

In Osteuropa 2-3/2011
Teil des Dossiers Arktis

War in the Arctic?
Conflict Scenarios under Scrutiny

Christoph Humrich, Klaus Dieter Wolf

Deutsche Fassung


When, in 2007, an expedition placed a Russian flag on the seabed of the geographic North Pole, international uproar ensued. The conflict over continental shelves seemed to escalate. Some observers painted a picture of crises and war over the Arctic’s raw materials. If one analyses the facts, one comes to another conclusion. The escalation of a conflict over the Arctic is unlikely.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2011, pp. 225–242)