Post Tagged with: "Russia"

Andreas Østhagen
Andreas Østhagen is a Research Fellow at Fridtjof Nansen Institute.

Analysis: How Norway and Russia Avoid Conflict Over Svalbard

22/06/2018 at 13:36 0 kommentarer

Cooperation between Norway and Russia concerning shared fish stocks, oil spill response, search and rescue, and ship traffic management are formalised arrangements set up to manage potential areas of discord.

Konstantin Kosachev, Head of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee, photographed during the Munich Security Conference in 2017. (Photo: Kuhlmann/MSC/Wikimedia Commons)

Russia invites Finland to hearings on Arctic cooperation

21/06/2018 kl 12:59 0 kommentarer

A delegation of the Russian parliament’s upper house (Federation Council) invited Finnish legislators, members of the foreign relations commission, to hearings on cooperation in the Arctic, planned for November.

Russia Seeks UN Human Rights Council Seat

20/06/2018 kl 12:23 0 kommentarer

Russia has put forward its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) after the United States withdrew from participation in the Geneva-based body halfway through its three-year term.

Arne O. Holm
Arne O. Holm is Editor-in-Chief of High North News and a Special Advisor at the High North Centre for Business and Governance at Nord University Business School

Commentary: Donald Trump Rides Again

15/06/2018 at 12:46 0 kommentarer

There is not an increased risk of war in the Arctic. Very few believe that. But we have managed to maneuver ourselves into a situation where misunderstandings and lack of dialogue can create situations we never predicted – in the Arctic too, our Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm writes in this commentary.

- Norway must stop talking to us through political slogans, Russia’s Ambassador to Norway Teimuraz O. Ramishvili said to High North News last year. In the same interview, he expressed in no uncertain terms that Russia is not very happy about American forces being placed in Værnes (Central Norway) on a rotational basis. It is not known whether the recent post on the Embassy’s Facebook page is written by the Ambassador himself or by others at the Embassy. (Photo: Hege Eilertsen)

Russia’s Embassy in Norway: – Gravely Concerned

15/06/2018 kl 10:24 0 kommentarer

– The situation has not changed: Be it Værnes in Central Norway, Rygge in Southern Norway or Setermoen i Northern Norway – Taking such steps raises grave concerns with us, Russia’s embassy says in a comment to the fact that the number of American marine soldiers in Norway will increase.

The Faroe Islands Foreign Minister Poul Michelsen looks forward to establishing a free-trade agreement with Russia and other members of the Eurasian Customs Union. (Photo: The Faroese Government)

Faroese Trade Agreement with Russia

06/06/2018 kl 10:16 0 kommentarer

The Faroe Islands are about to enter into a trade agreement with Russia and other former Soviet republics.

Martin Breum
Martin Breum is a Danish journalist and writer, specializing in Arctic affairs.

Analysis: Hans Island – and the endless dispute over its sovereignty

28/05/2018 at 11:57 0 kommentarer

I cannot imagine many purposes for which Hans Island, or Tartupaluk in Greenlandic, would be useful for a government at all, Martin Breum writes, after visiting the disputed island.

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska in the Bering Sea. (Source: Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings)

IMO Approves New Shipping Corridors in Bering Sea to Improve Safety

28/05/2018 kl 11:47 0 kommentarer

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), part of the United Nations, approved a joint proposal by the United States and Russia to establish two-way shipping lanes across the Bering Sea and into the Arctic Ocean.

Professor Michael Byers underviser ved University of British Columbia i Vancouver hvor han innehar et professorat i global politikk og internasjonal lov. Elana Wilson Rowe er seniorforsker ved Norsk utenrikspolitisk institutt (NUP), og ekspert på internasjonale relasjoner i Arktis. (Foto: Hege Eilertsen)

Arctic Experts: “Cannot ignore potential risk”

02/05/2018 kl 14:36 1 kommentar

“There is definitely reason to question whether the tense relationship between the USA and Russia may affect cooperation in the Arctic”, says Russia expert and Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs (NUPI) Elana Wilson Rowe and Michael Byers, one of the world’s leading experts in Arctic politics.

Dr Ingrid A. Medby
Dr Ingrid A. Medby is a Lecturer in Political Geography at Oxford Brookes University (UK). Her research focuses on Arctic identities and politics: what it means to represent an Arctic state, and how ideas of identity may influence political practices in the region. Originally from Northern Norway, her research to date has focused mainly on Norway, Iceland, and Canada.

Commentary: Difficult dialogues may matter the most

26/04/2018 at 07:00 0 kommentarer

As Russian diplomats are leaving NATO countries and vice versa, we are losing more than one important channel of contact. There is less cross-border movement, less sharing of positive stories in the media, and less public funding for social collaboration. Yet, it is in times like these that dialogue is needed the most.

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