SOVIET STRATEGIC INTERESTS AND CANADA'S NORTHERN SOVEREIGNTY

Authors
  1. Jacobsen, C.G.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The paper charts the recent evolution of Soviet strategic thinking, with special emphasis on Moscow's newfound interest in distant interventionary prospects and potential. It traces the growth of Soviet pan-Arctic interests, and analyses the intermeshed military and economic underpinnings of this growth. The assertive Soviet determination to pursue and protect distant ocean wealth extraction concepts is discussed at some length. The composite is juxtaposed to Canadian perceptions, claims and capabilities. The author finds reason to call for more substantive renewed Canadian debate on the premises, assumptions and goals of Canada's Arctic policies, and on the implications of today's rapidly changing Arctic technologies.
Report Number
EXTRA-MURALPAPER-4 —
Date of publication
15 Feb 1978
Number of Pages
106
DSTKIM No
78-01110
CANDIS No
81819
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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