The Race for Arctic Domination

In dem untenstehenden Artikel der South China Post wird die Frage gestellt, ob die Arktis ein globales Naturschutzgebiet sein wird oder eher ein wirtschaftlicher Entwicklungsmotor? Ich denke, dass es nicht so schwer ist, die Frage zu beantworten. Ob man es gut findet oder auch nicht: It’s the economy, stupid.

Nowadays, the question is, will the Arctic frontier become an ecological preserve or an economic engine, an area of international cooperation or confrontation?

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To build and manage the Panama Canal, the United States pushed through Panama’s independence from Colombia and spent more on this construction project than on any other before. To create the Suez Canal, the Egyptian government leased its land to a private French company, which used forced labor to complete the project. Nowadays, the question is, will the Arctic frontier become an ecological preserve or an economic engine, an area of international cooperation or confrontation?

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Source: South China Post

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