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Region Arktidy: aspekty politicko-bezpečnostní, ekonomické a vědecko-výzkumné
Arctic Region: Political, Security, and Aspects of scientific Research

Author(s): Barbora Padrtová, Zuzana Trávníčková
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, International relations/trade, Security and defense, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů
Keywords: Strategic interests in the arctic region; economic interests in the arctic region; scientific exploration of the arctic region;
Summary/Abstract: Worldwide interest in the Arctic has increased considerably since the beginning of the 21st century. At the same time, its importance and geostrategic importance are increasing. With advancing climate change, the Arctic region is undergoing a dynamic development that brings with it a host of new research and economic opportunities, along with security risks and challenges. The Czech Republic currently has no political or economic interest in the Arctic. Nevertheless, involvement in international cooperation in this field is an important factor positively influencing the national security and the international position of the Czech Republic, especially within the framework of the EU and NATO structures. In addition, the interests of the world powers (including Czech allies in the Alliance), which have a direct and indirect impact on security in Europe and, respectively, in the Czech Republic, are in the Arctic. The interest of the Czech Republic is to stay out of this development and to develop engagement in the region.The presented RESEARCH REPORT is based on the identified research needs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The aim of the analysis is to acquire knowledge on the basis of which six long-term and three short-term recommendations for the decision-making of the state administration in the field of international relations and foreign policy of the Czech Republic are formulated. The RESEARCH REPORT contributes to the more active participation of the Czech Republic in shaping Arctic policy at European and global level. At the same time, it serves for qualified decision-making in the political, economic and international legal issues of the Arctic, increasing the importance and prestige of the Czech Republic, and directing further scientific research in the region.

  • Page Count: 80
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Czech
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