Klaus Dodds

Klaus Dodds is Executive Dean and Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway University of London. He is author of Border Wars (Penguin 2022) and an earlier co-authored book The Scramble of the Poles (Polity 2016).

Are we heading for a new Cold War in Antarctica?

Russia’s reported discovery of 510 billion barrels of oil in Antarctica has led to warnings of a new ‘Cold War’ of sorts. ‘Russia could rip up a decades-old treaty and claim oil-rich Antarctic land,’ Yahoo News told its readers. The Daily Telegraph said ‘Russia (has) sparked fears of an oil grab in British Antarctic territory’.