A review of Kristina Spohr and David S. Hamilton, eds., and Jason C. Moyer, co-ed., “The Arctic and World Order” (Brookings Institution Press, December 2020)
Cornell Overfield is an analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, the Navy’s federally funded research and development center. His views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.
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Alarmed rhetoric about great power competition over the Arctic has been based partly on common errors about extended continental shelf claims. Accurate descriptions of these claims are necessary to understand what is—and what isn’t—at stake.
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