Post Tagged with: "Russia"

USS Connecticut (SSN 22) as it surfaces through the ice during ICEX military exercise.
(Source: U.S. Navy/Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien)

U.S. Military Warns Against Russian Arctic Expansion

22/03/2018 kl 10:28 0 kommentarer

In statements made before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate, military commanders for the U.S. Pacific Command and the U.S. European Command warned about Russia’s growing influence in the Arctic, its military build-up, and the United States’ inability to counter Russia’s activities.

Minda Holm
Minda Holm is a research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs and a PhD Fellow in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for International Studies. She specializes in security politics, global order and opposition to liberal values, focusing in particular on Russia and the US.

Op-Ed: Russia – Our enemy?

21/03/2018 at 14:10 0 kommentarer

– Russia is perceived differently in the north than in Oslo, where the image of Russia is more tightly linked to the regime and Putin, NUPI researcher Minda Holm argues.

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple follows the crew of Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Terry Fox through the icy waters of Franklin Strait, in Nunavut Canada, August 11, 2017. The Canadian Coast Guard assisted Maple's crew by breaking and helping navigate through ice during several days of Maple's 2017 Northwest Passage transit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn.

Shipping Traffic in Canadian Arctic Nearly Triples

15/03/2018 kl 11:04 0 kommentarer

A new study on shipping in Canada’s Arctic has found that traffic in the region almost tripled between 1990-2015.

A submarine surfaces through Arctic ice during ICEX.
(Source: U.S. Navy/Adam Bell)

U.S. Navy and NATO allies kick off five-week Arctic exercise

09/03/2018 kl 09:45 1 kommentar

U.S. Navy and NATO allies hold military exercise under Arctic ice. However, Russia is years ahead in military build-up in the region says NATO European Commander.

Jan-Gunnar Winther
Jan-Gunnar Winther is Specialist Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute

Op-ed: The Northern Sea Route is alive and well

07/03/2018 at 10:57 0 kommentarer

The Northern Sea Route is alive and well, despite some challenges, Specialist Director Jan-Gunnar Winther of the Norwegian Polar Institute writes in this op-ed.

The strategic and economic significance of the Arctic makes the region a high priority for Russian authorities, Lieutenant General Morten Haga Lunde of the Norwegian Intelligence Services writes in its annual report.  (Photo: Norwegian Armed Forces)

Norwegian Intelligence Services: Arctic High on the Russian Agenda

06/03/2018 kl 11:30 0 kommentarer

Russia has modernized and traind its military power to a level providing the Kremlin with increased leverage, also in the Arctic, the Norwegian Intelligence Services writes in its annual brief ‘Fokus 2018’.

President Putin at the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue conference in 2017. (Photo:

Putin Paints Ambitious Vision for Arctic Development, but Doubts Remain

06/03/2018 kl 10:27 0 kommentarer

President Putin forecasts ten-fold growth of traffic on Northern Sea Route. How realistic are Russia’s visions for the Arctic?

According to Russian media, this year’s State of the Union speech is the longest such speech Vladimir Putin has ever held. (Photo:

Putin with High Ambitions in the High North

02/03/2018 kl 09:56 0 kommentarer

– Our Arctic fleet will still be the strongest in the world, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual “State of the Union” speech yesterday.

Kittilä gold mine in Kittilä, Finland (Agnico-Eagle Mines, June 2007. (Photo: Kittilla Mine)

The Arctic scores high on annual mining attractiveness survey

28/02/2018 kl 14:31 0 kommentarer

In countries and regions across the Arctic, the mining industry is feeling good about investing its capital in new projects. At least according to a new survey by a Canadian public policy think tank.

- Strengthening the Defense is simply a necessity, based on the deteriorating security policy situation, said Denmark’s Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen (Liberals) during the presentation of the Defense Settlement for 2018-2023. (Photo: Danish Ministry of Defense)

Denmark Increases Defense Spending and Prepares for Chasing Submarines

27/02/2018 kl 12:23 0 kommentarer

For the first time in 14 years, Denmark is once again preparing to chase submarines. The new Defense Settlement for 2018-2023 increases annual allocations to the Defense by more than 20 percent over the next five years.

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