The Arctic ice cap is melting and creating new economic opportunities in shorter sea routes and enormous mineral wealth. But capturing this potential requires huge investment. China - which has the money and an economy which relies on trade - is looking to develop a keen interest in the Arctic. GIS expert, Professor Stefan Hedlund explains why in this briefing.

MELTING Arctic ice has added an interesting new twist to geopolitical thinking.

The Arctic was primarily a playground for American and Soviet nuclear ballistic submarines during the Cold War. Today, it has been transformed into a playground for a wide range of commercial in...

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
What makes the game really interesting is the unlikely emergence of China as an Arctic power
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