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Arctic Policies in the Context of Global Instability: Experiences and Lessons for Russia

The paper analyzes how different countries developed their Arctic polices and strategies in the context of the globalization processes, climate changes, and geo-political and economic trends. We also analyze the innovation aspects, resources, risks and uncertainties, and new drivers of their Artic development; problems of their sovereignty and national security; and feasibility to make such risks, uncertainties and instability less through international cooperation. A special focus is on the economic aspects of the Russian North and Arctic in the context of the global instability, risks and threats

Pelyasov A. N.

Kuleshov V. V.

Seliverstov V. Ye.

Keywords: Arctic factors Arctic resources Arctic Ocean Arctic policy energy-output ratio Siberia national Arctic strategies globalization risks uncertainty

A new program of basic researches on the Russian spatial development

The paper presents a brief review of results obtained within the program on «Fundamental Issues of Spatial Development: Interdisciplinary Synthesis» launched by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences for 2009-2011. It also presents the program on «The Role of the Space in Modernization of Russia: Resource and Socio-Economic Potentials» for2012-2014 -its objectives, goals, list of topics and organizational framework. This new program is notable for its continuity of the previous one and its focus on a dual role the space - as an integrated resource and limited condition of system transformations in the country.

Kotlyakov V. M.

Glezer O. B.

Treyvish A. I.

Shvetzov A. N.

Keywords: interdisciplinary synthesis spatial and regional development region factors resources limitations and barriers region

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