Barents Russia
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Bjørn Brunstad, Eivind Magnus, Philip Swanson, Geir Hønneland, Indra Øverland:
Big Oil Playground, Russian Bear Preserve or European Periphery? -
The Russian Barents Sea Region towards 2015
ISBN: 90 5972 039 3, 218 pages, 35 EUR. EBURON Academic Publishers, October 2004

This book is a result of the Barents Russia 2015 project, and presents three plausible, but provoking scenarios for the future of Barents Russia: “Big Oil Playground”, “Russian Bear Preserve” and “European Periphery”. The scenarios will hopefully contribute to increased attention and deeper understanding of the forces and actors that will shape the region.
Barents Russia 2015 is a cooperative project headed by ECON analysis, with participation from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and Wikborg Rein law firm (WR). A number of individual Russian researchers have also contributed.

Geir Hønneland
is a political scientist and Director of the Polar and Russian Programme at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. He has published widely on the management of natural resources and the environment in the European Arctic.