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Frozen Conflict: Environment And Money Are Likely Triggers For Arctic Trouble

Could future wars happen in the Arctic? As countries like China and India look north for economic gain, the potential for clashes fueled by environmental concerns increases. This week on Newsmakers, Joel Linnainmäki from the Finnish Association of International Affairs discusses the potential for conflict in the High North.

7.12.2016 12:00

The High North could potentially be a flashpoint between companies with economic interests in the area, indigenous peoples, or even nations, as more countries vie for influence in Lapland and the Arctic.

That's the view of Joel Linnainmäki from the Finnish Association of International Affairs, a Helsinki-based think tank that's been looking at possible Arctic conflicts.

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