Podcast: Providing for the Periphery
Rich in natural resources, poor in nearly every human development indicator. The description applies to many of the most-conflict ridden states in the world, but also to a region often forgotten in global development circles: the Arctic North.
At some point above the 66th parallel, the North-South divide does a 180, says Anthony Speca, managing principal for the consulting firm Polar Aspect, in this week’s podcast on the Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, New Security Beat, by Carley Chavara. [read more on NewSecurityBeat.org]
Photo Credit: Nunavut, courtesy of the U.S. Embassy Canada.
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