Dear reader. While wars are destroying lives, NATO nations are tightening their grip on the High North. Russian gas is still flowing into the EU, and Norway is opening up for deep-sea mining in Arctic waters. The Editor-in-Chief attempts to put words to the bestiality of war. Here is the week as seen from the North.
"Maintaining a credible UK security role in the High North has become all the more important since Russia’s illegal full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and Finland and Sweden’s decision to join NATO," says Chair of the committee, Lord Henry Ashton of Hyde in an Op-ed.
We who live in the High North are almost helplessly witnessing the bestiality of the wars in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip. Editor-in-chief Arne O. Holm turns to Bob Dylan in the search for words to describe what we see.
“How does one describe the suffering of the confined people in the Gaza Strip being continuously bombed to death without the world community interfering? Or a Ukrainian people heading into yet another winter under the bombs from a Russian despot?”
Gas and mines
Almost two years into the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, European countries continue to import Russian Arctic liquefied natural gas at record levels.
Not only is this controversial in light of sanctions and war but liquefied natural gas may not be as clean as previously thought, a new study finds.
Fisheries and culture
Read about this and more at High North News.
Wishing you all the best for the weekend,
Trine Jonassen, News Editor