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posted on 22.03.2022, 16:46 authored by Duncan DepledgeDuncan Depledge, Andreas Østhagen
Scotland’s geostrategic significance to the High North is being overlooked in debates about the potential impacts of ‘Scexit’, as well as wider discussions about the changing Arctic security environment. Duncan Depledge and Andreas Østhagen address this oversight by drawing attention to Scotland’s historic role in contributing to the defence of NATO’s ‘northern flank’ and analysing how this is being resurrected in response to new challenges emerging in the High North. They conclude that there are some specific challenges that policymakers should address as the independence debate continues: most importantly, the potential for a ‘gap’ to be created in the regional security architecture of the High North.

Funding

Norwegian Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Research Council (grant number 302176)

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • International Relations, Politics and History

Published in

The RUSI Journal

Volume

166

Issue

6-7

Pages

46 - 62

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor & Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

23/12/2021

Publication date

2022-03-15

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0307-1847

eISSN

1744-0378

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Duncan Depledge. Deposit date: 19 January 2022

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