A Scramble for the Arctic?

In a time when political tensions are escalating and countries are adopting more militaristic and confrontational geopolitical strategies, the Arctic is emerging as one of the main arenas in the showdown between the great powers.…

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Russia versus Canada: Competition, Coronavirus, and Canada’s Energy Future

By Jessica Lobo (New York University) Canada’s and Russia’s energy relationship is not typically understood as geopolitically significant relative to other big players in global energy markets. However, as two of the largest exporters of…

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Cold Relations in the High North
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Cold Relations in the High North

The arctic nations of Russia and Canada both consider the far north a major focus in their foreign policy, often butting heads over their aims in the region.   However, that may soon change. New…

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Geological structure and history of the Arctic Ocean based on new geophysical data: Implications for paleoenvironment and paleoclimate. Part 2. Mesozoic to Cenozoic geological evolution

By Anatoly M. Nikishin, Eugene I. Petrov, Sierd Cloetingh, Sergey I. Freiman, Nikolay A. Malyshev, Andrey F. Morozov, Henry W. Posamentier, Vladimir E. Verzhbitsky, Nikolay N. Zhukov, Ksenia Startseva Highlights•New atlas of paleogeographic/paleotectonic maps for…

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Russia is winning support for its claims on Arctic shelf, says chief negotiator
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Russia is winning support for its claims on Arctic shelf, says chief negotiator

By Atle Staalesen, journalist and publisher of the Independent Barents Observer A breakthrough in Russia’s bid to determine the outer limits of its continental shelf in the Arctic might be immanent. According to the country’s…

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Russia and Canada may hold a conference on the Arctic in 2020
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Russia and Canada may hold a conference on the Arctic in 2020

By TASS OTTAWA, May 25. /TASS/. The Russian-Canadian Conference on Cooperation in the Arctic may be held in 2020, Member of the Federation Council Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Government and Northern Affairs…

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