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What Russia Stands to Gain, and Lose, From the Thawing Arctic

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Aug 1, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
The Yamal, a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker, clears the way in the Kara Sea.

The Yamal, a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker, clears the way in the Kara Sea. Among the eight countries with territory inside the Arctic Circle, Russia currently sees the greatest economic benefits from its vast, resource-rich northern regions.

(SOVFOTO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The Arctic's shifting climate has the potential to unlock a host of untapped energy and mineral reserves for Moscow -- and with it, new revenue streams and security risks borne of China's encroaching presence in the region....

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