International Rivalry for Arctic Chances and Its Impact on Regional and Global Security
Marian Lutostanski, Ph.D. Eng., Tadeusz Kęsoń, Ph.D. Eng.

Abstract
The melting ices of the High North reveal its abundance of resources. Such a situation creates new multidimensional challenges and changes. They are accompanied with threats, anyway. The international rivalry between the states has been initiated. This article tackles the selected aspects of rivalry and its tools. Recently the three major players have appeared to play a primary role in the game for the access to the High North potential. Such circumstances accompanied with the legal gaps in normalization of the arctic problems cause tensions and inspire fears that the Arctic chances can be the reason for new threats. Some nations more and more visibly tending to militarization of the Arctic region provoke anxiety.

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