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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Effects of Oil Shock Felt Around the World
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Effects of Oil Shock Felt Around the World

Despite the efforts of OPEC+ and other oil producers, both Russia and Canada struggle to cut down oil production while keeping the energy sector stable in the face of a growing global pandemic. Canadian oil…

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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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