Post Tagged with: "Russia"

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Conservatives) was warmlyl welcomed by US President Donald Trump in the White House yesterday. Their meeting focused much on trade; however, defense and security policy was also on the agenda. (Photo: Stein J. Bjørge, Aftenposten)

Norway Increasingly Important in the US’ Deterrence of Russia

12/01/2018 kl 10:30 1 kommentar

The USA is strengthening its military presence in Europe, and Norway will play a key role in deterrence measures against Russia in 2018 too. The USA plans on spending NOK 37 billion in this strengthening process; an increase of NOK 12 billion compared with 2017 figures.

Arne O. Holm
Editor-in-Chief of High North News

Editorial: With the Heart in a Squeeze Between East and West

22/12/2017 at 11:53 0 kommentarer

2017 became the year when the USA turned its back on Europe and our relationship with Russia returned to square one, High North News Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm writes in this editorial.

The Norwegian vessel KNM Fridtjof Nansen with a russian ship during the joint exercise Pomor 2012 (Photo: Royal Norwegian Navy)

– The need for confidence-building measures in the North is greater than ever

07/12/2017 kl 16:59 0 kommentarer

In today’s geopolitical climate there is a heightened risk for misunderstandings, which makes the need for confidence-building measures between Norway and Russia in the North greater than in a long time, says defense expert Kristian Åtland at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI).

It is remarkable that what goes on in Russia has the blessing of her people, says the writer of the new Norwegian book ‘Why do Russians vote for Putin’. (Photo: Private)

Why on Earth Do Russians Vote For Putin?

07/12/2017 kl 12:12 Kommentarfeltet er stengt

This was the driving force when writer and publisher Bernhard Mohr went to Russia to speak with people. – I have been in love with Russia throughout my adult life, however, I could no longer understand how old colleagues were thinking, he says.

According to Ambassador Jon Huntsman, the political administration in Washington has a strong desire to restore the relationship with Russia. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

– The USA and Russia Need to Rebuild Trust

05/12/2017 kl 10:04 0 kommentarer

In his first big interview with Russian media, the new US Ambassador to Russia says he hopes to contribute to rebuilding trust between the two countries, despite their relationship being poorer than in a long time.

Russia Boosts Arctic Tourism

30/11/2017 kl 14:53 0 kommentarer

The Russian federal program for tourism for 2019-2025 features tourism in the Arctic as a separate category in an effort to boost tourism in the Russian Arctic and reduce the costs involved.

Ragnhild Vassvik (Labour), current County Mayor of Finnmark, Norway, has previously been a.o. state secretary for Sami issues and national minorities. Now she will lead the Barents Regional Council until 2019 on behalf of her home country. (Photo: The Norwegian Labour Party/Flickr)

Wants to Increase the EUs Knowledge of the Barents Region

29/11/2017 kl 15:20 0 kommentarer

Finnmark chairs the regional and international cooperation of the Barents Regional Council for the next two years. Finnmark County Mayor Ragnhild Vassvik aims to make the largest Arctic region far more visible – in EU contexts too.

Ragnhild Grønning
Researcher (part time) at High North Center for Business and Governance and Research Associate at the Arctic Institute.

Op-Ed: Need debate on the Svalbard Treaty

10/11/2017 at 10:40 0 kommentarer

Over the last weeks, Svalbard has appeared in several headlines in Norwegian media. This October, the Russian newspaper Kommersant claimed that a national security report by the Russian defense ministry said that the Norwegian Svalbard policy is a source of conflict that could lead to war.

Icebreaker 50 Years of Victory at the North Pole in 2015. (Credit: Christopher Michel (CC BY 2.0))

Russia to Reorganize Northern Sea Route Competencies

10/11/2017 kl 09:33 0 kommentarer

Russia aims to consolidate competencies for the development of the Northern Sea Route under umbrella of Rosatom. Will this restructuring address existing shortcomings?

Novatek’s Yamal LNG development in the Arctic
(Source: Courtesy of Novatek)

China to expand role in Novatek’s Arctic gas development

03/11/2017 kl 08:50 2 kommentarer

Russian natural gas giant Novatek will cooperate with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the China Development Bank in the implementation of the Arctic LNG 2 project. This partnership follows an already-existing cooperation between the two countries on Novatek’s Yamal LNG project.

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