Economic and geopolitical aspects of developing the Northern Sea Route

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Abstract

The present paper is devoted to define contemporary essence and logic of developing the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for the near future of Russia and beyond. A global nature of such upcoming processes as melting the Polar Ice Cap, depletion of readily available oil/gas re-serves (causing a rise in prices on such commodities) and emerging confrontation between in-terests of circumpolar countries and non-circumpolar countries (on the background of a fast-growing economic and military power of latter and an ambiguity of legal status of using the Arctic space and its mineral resources) is defined. The features of Russian developing the NSR are historically and logically depicted and a decisive role of state political decisions and in-vestments concerning the NSR is shown. The topological model of Russian Siberian-Arctic in-frastructure grid where the NSR serves as its backbone is proposed. The said model and com-paring data between domestic and transit turnover of cargo through the NSR have reinforced the hypothesis of the special importance of domestic functions of the NSR. A SWOT-matrix permitting to describe a current situation and future scenarios for the NSR is presented. The findings of the study allowed defining limitations and a vector of future research.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012012
Number of pages10
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume180
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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