Russia-Denmark dispute on Arctic rights still on agenda, says minister

Russia presented the application for expansion of continental shelf limits in the Arctic region by 1.2 mln square kilometers to the UN commission in August 2015 [Full Text]

2018-09-26

Controversy over Greenland airports shows China still unwelcome in the Arctic

EEarlier this week, it was announced that in exchange for 700 million Danish kroner ($109 million), Greenland would allow Denmark a 33% stake in Kalaallit Airports, the state-owned company formed to renovate, own, and operate airports in three locations: the capital of Nuuk, the iceberg-filled tourist destination of Ilulissat, and Qaqortoq, where facilities would be built from scratch. The agreement, which gives Copenhagen a stake in the first two airports, means that the Chinese company involved in the bidding process for the construction works will now likely not be chosen to improve aviation infrastructure in a country with few roads. While it is still possible that China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) – the only non-Western company among the six bidders – could be awarded the construction contract, the fact that Copenhagen will front a large portion of the required funds reflects its desire to avoid Greenland falling into the debilitating debt trap that is becoming all too common with Chinese infrastructure projects in which Chinese banks loan the money for construction and Chinese companies carry it out.[Full Text]

2018-09-26

Canada's first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel meets water for the first time

HALIFAX — The ship that will become Canada's first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel met water for the first time Saturday, the first of up to six vessels of its kind being built by Halifax's Irving Shipbuilding.[Full Text]

2018-09-26

Nearly Fifth of Russia GDP Potential Comes From Arctic - Arctic Economic Council

The fourth annual Eastern Economic Forum kicked off on September 11 in Russia's Far East. The EEF has been held since 2015, and serves as a platform for developing political, financial and social ties between Russia and the Asia-Pacific region.[Full Text]

2018-09-26

China's Stakes in the Russian Arctic

What's behind China’s decision to invest in a Russian LNG project above the Arctic circle?[Full Text]

2018-01-26

Coldest war EVER? US arming icebreakers with MISSILES for Arctic showdown with Russia

US commanders are planning to arm Arctic icebreakers with missiles ready for a showdown with Russia.[Full Text]

2018-01-26

Alaska Army National Guard executes Arctic training, community engagement in western Alaska

January 20, 2018 BETHEL, Alaska- More than 80 Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment,

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2018-01-26

Norway Must Prepare For Arctic Oil Race With Russia

January 18, 2018 Norway must identify potential offshore oil and gas reserves near its northern maritime border with Russia to better protect its ec

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2018-01-26

Coast Guard wants cruise missiles on Arctic icebreakers

January 20, 2018 The Coast Guard’s proposed heavy icebreaker for the Arctic comes with something no previous model ever had: room for cruise missile

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2018-01-26

Boom Times for Russia's Arctic Ports

January 18, 2018 By MarexPort of SabettaArctic seaports are booming as shipping on the Northern Sea Route reached new high last year. In 2017, a r

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