Dear reader. Does it count as war profiteering if you sell artificial intelligence to a belligerent country? Read Arne O. Holm's news analysis and find out more. And should all Nordic countries introduce Swedish preparedness measures? Here is the week as seen from the North.
When we announced that I was taking over as Editor-in-Chief after Arne O. Holm a few weeks ago, many wondered what Holm – now Editor and Commentator – would now do.
Part of the answer can be found in the closed-down mining town Sulitjelma in Northern Norway:
It is dispatched via a closed mine north of the Arctic Circle and ultimately becomes artificial intelligence (AI) in Israel.
In Sweden, the pill is not sugared when discussing the threat situation.
Swedish citizens must prepare for war, the country's defense leadership recently stated, with support from a Norwegian researcher. Others prefer a more sober Norwegian way of communicating threats. In Finland, such strong wording is not needed, says a Finnish researcher, among others. (Norwegian only).
Industry and fisheries
This week, the news came that Space Norway is building a new subsea fiber cable to Svalbard. At the same time, the Norwegian Armed Forces wants fiber cable to Jan Mayen.
Some fisheries news;
Finally, the Tromsø International Film Festival offers new films from all eight Arctic countries this week. Read more about the powerful contributions here.
Read about this and more at High North News.
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On behalf of the editorial staff, I wish you a good weekend,
Best, Editor-in-Chief Trine Jonassen