Asian Countries And The Arctic Future
Over the last few years Asian governments have taken a strongerapproach to the Arctic, culminating with permanent-observer statusto the Arctic Council for China, India, Japan, Singapore andSouth-Korea in May 2013. This groundbreaking book brings togetherthe latest research in emerging Asian interests for the Arcticregion, and the implications thereof this change has for thefuture.This book covers Arctic shipping, fisheries and mineralextraction. It analyzes key Asian countries' policies, positionsand activities. The book also demonstrates that there are commonaspects which attract Asian countries to the Arctic, such as aconcern for climate change, but there are also important nationaldifferences. From the Arctic Council to UNCLOS, Arctic governancemechanisms are thoroughly presented and analyzed.Contributed byscholars from both Asia — China, India, Japan, Singapore andSouth-Korea — as well as Arctic countries — Norway and USA, thisbook is an essential source of reference for both academics andgovernment professionals, as well for the readers keen onunderstanding the dynamic change in the Arctic region.