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Global Insider: The Politics of the Antarctic

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Antarctic Treaty Conference in Uruguay wraps up tomorrow, ending two weeks of discussions between more than 350 foreign officials, on pressing issues such as conflicting territorial claims and environmental threats to the region. In an e-mail interview, Danila Bochkarev, Energy Security Associate at the EastWest Institute, explains the current political climate in the Antarctic.

WPR: What is the current territorial status of Antarctica under the Antarctic Treaty, and how would current territorial claims change that? ...

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