Canada’s “northern strategy” and the militarization of the arctic by louis girard 10 september 2010 since assuming power in 2006, the conservative government of stephen harper has made the . The us should make the arctic a higher priority for nato while working to allay the concerns of canada, which is wary of a stronger nato presence in the arctic arctic challenges and opportunities. But, as a response, canada started holding regular military exercises in the arctic – the operation nanook maneuvers and last year, as i was going to mention, for the first time ever the exercises included the participation of militaries from other countries, and those two countries were the united states and denmark. The arctic bridges the military’s northern command, pacific command, european command and energy, environmental, and security issues in the pentagon and the state department’s arctic envoy .
By 2025, the arctic waters are to be patrolled by a squadron of next-generation stealthy pak da bombers in addition to the militarization of the region, russia has sought to expand its . “the arctic is a russian mecca,” said deputy prime minister dmitry rogozin russian modernization and militarization of its arctic region has been received with suspicion. In order to capitalize on the oil and gas under the arctic seabed and exploit new shipping routes as ice cover recedes, moscow is undertaking a major military upgrade of its northern coast and . By stephen blank most scholars writing about the arctic’s place in world politics have contended that despite the mounting tensions with russia on balance russia and the west are primarily interested in preserving the arctic as a zone of peace.
The kremlin is looking increasingly like the factory in the old soviet joke that could take any sewing machine and turn it into a kalashnikov rifle in the same way, no matter which ideas go into . Russia’s announcement last month that it was considering reopening a major northern naval base and resuming regular naval patrols has revived a debate over the militarization of the arctic in . Whether we like it or not, canada is perfectly placed to be the battleground of choice in a future conflict: we share a long and long-disputed arctic border with an increasingly militaristic and . Russia’s building of seven military bases and stationing a regiment there raises growing security concerns about the arctic’s future speaking monday at the atlantic council, a washington, dc .
The eu should speak with one voice and push to keep the arctic an area of cooperation not militarization, says a resolution adopted by the foreign affairs and environment committees on tuesday . However, with the ice caps melting, access to the arctic oil and gas reserves, which is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars, will become easier – a prediction that has already sparked a military competition in the region. Sweden’s strategy for the arctic region and that the use of civil instruments is preferable to military means the role of the arctic council as the central . The paper considers the problem of the militarization of the arctic in the modern period, the position of the countries interested in the military presence in the region to protect their interests, practical measures undertaken by the nordic countries in. Endangered arctic species and increased military operations in the arctic could cause the region in coming years to become an arena of international cooperation or competition the united states, by virtue of alaska, is an arctic country and has substantial political,.
The militarization of the arctic by john robles interview with rick rozoff, the manager of the stop nato website and mailing list and a contributing writer to global researchca. Why russia's arctic strategy is starting to worry nato nov 19, 2014 catherine trainor analysis given russia’s renewed strategic emphasis on the military and economic development of the arctic, the newest area of confrontation between nato and russia might not be in continental europe - it might be in the arctic. A warming arctic is opening up new trade routes and increasing competition for energy resources michael byers from the university of british columbia downplays the reported tension in the region. Canada spearheads exploitation and militarization of the arctic by laurent lafrance 30 august 2013 canadian prime minister stephen harper announced new investments in infrastructure aimed at .
Rd exclusive: valery konyshev analyzes why us ratification of the united nations law of the sea (unclos) probably would not improve russian-american relations and alleviate tendencies toward the militarization of the arctic. The arctic being a region that both the us and russia use to position their nuclear arsenal, huebert asserts that: “their nuclear deterrent system has to be based predominantly in the arctic, the americans are placing most of their mid-range interceptors in alaska so is it about the arctic. One of the most dubious regions of the twentieth century, the arctic region is extremely sensitive, politically, as well as ecologically, as an indicator of the recent trend of global warming the region is undergoing a steady militarization and with the gradual discovery of its prolific natural .