Nordic-Baltic connectivity with Asia via the Arctic: Assessing opportunities and risks
International Centre for Defence and Security
Bart Gaens, Frank Jüris, Kristi Raik

The book Nordic-Baltic connectivity with Asia via the Arctic: Assessing opportunities and risks, edited by FIIA Leading Researcher Bart Gaens, Frank Jüris and Kristi Raik has been published. The publication examines not only the interest on Arctic areas from China, Russia and United States, but also smaller players, such as the Nordic countries and the Baltic States and pays particular importance to the use of economic statecraft. In addition to being one of the editors, Gaens has also authored a chapter in the volume titled “Taking Europe-Asia Connectivity to the Arctic: Cooperation between the EU and Japan”.

FIIA Research Director Mikael Wigell and FIIA Leading Researcher Harri Mikkola have contributed with a chapter titled “Geoeconomics and Arctic Connectivity: an Introduction to Theoretical Approaches”.

The report is a result of a project involving the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute (EFPI) at the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). The volume is published by International Centre for Defence and Security. 

The book is available on the publisher’s webpage.

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