Norway-Russia: The Svalbard Archipelago

Lassi Kalevi Heininen, Heather N. Nicol

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The Svalbard Archipelago is a series of islands located in the Arctic Ocean, placed undef Norwegian administrative control By the international Spitsbergern Treaty, in 1925. While Norway's sovereign control over the archipelago itself is not disputed, its claim to control of the zone of water beyond the territorial sea is at stake.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBorder Disputes
Subtitle of host publicationA Global Encyclopedia
EditorsEmmanuel Brunet-Jailly
Place of PublicationSanta Barbara, California
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61069-024-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-61069-023-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015
MoEC publication typeB2 Part of a book or another research book


  • Border
  • Boundary
  • Dispute
  • Cooperation
  • Territorial
  • Svalbard
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • The Spitsbergen Treaty

Field of science

  • International political science


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