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Antarctica : The Battle for the Seventh Continent (Hardcover) (Doaa Abdel-motaal)
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The thawing Antarctic continent offers living space and marine and mineral resources that were previously inaccessible. This book discusses how revisiting the Antarctic Treaty System and dividing up the continent preemptively could spare the world serious conflict.
• Argues that the Antarctic Treaty, which was opened for signature in 1959, needs to be reconsidered since pressure continues to build for the occupation of the continent and the exploitation of its living and non-living resources
• Suggests that international conflict over Antarctica is likely in the coming decades, particularly because the ban on mineral resources is up for revision in 2048
• Argues that policymakers need to draw lessons from the economic competition the world is now witnessing in the thawing Arctic Ocean