Russia threat: NATO ‘to confront Moscow’ amid Arctic cable fears in ‘Cold War return’

Russia threat: NATO ‘to confront Moscow’ amid Arctic cable fears in ‘Cold War return’

All land, internal waters, territorial seas and Exclusive Economic Zones in the Arctic are under the jurisdiction of the eight Arctic coastal states of Canada, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Russia. As climate change melts away more ice, Professor of geopolitics and security at Royal Holloway, Klaus Dodds, has warned the area is becoming of more strategic interest to the likes of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The expert has tipped the Kremlin to attempt to “annex” parts of the region in the future and says British defence chiefs are well aware of the threat.