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Cecily Cecily

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Cold Rush: Arctic Myths And Misconceptions

Briefing. Fact-packed. Cut out and keep. “The contemporary narrative tends to characterise the region as an arena for resource-driven jurisdictional and geopolitical rivalries. Recent coverage of the Arctic has focused on a perceived ‘scramble’ or ‘gold rush’ for jurisdictional rights linked to access to marine resources, especially potential seabed energy resources, as well as the possibility of opening long-sought navigational routes through the Arctic Ocean.” A narrative in which there is some truth, but also much exaggeration (2,718 words)

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