Nathan Stackpoole

Japan Studies, JSIS


Research project: The New Observers: East Asian Policy in the Arctic Circle
Faculty Advisors: Don Hellmann, Jackson School & Vincent Gallucci, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
With recent admission to the Arctic Council the countries of China, Japan, and South Korea are showing a great deal of interest in the Arctic Circle. With increased spending on climate change research, and investment in collection of the Arctic’s maritime resources. This paper focuses on the policies of these new observers in the Arctic Council and how they will influence the emerging geopolitical region of the Arctic.