The polar region promises shorter trade routes and natural riches. The United States cannot afford to miss out.
The nations of the Arctic are cautiously starting to cooperate but remain competitors for the region’s vast hydrocarbon reserves.
“Right across the north of Europe there stretches an alliance of common interests,” said the British prime minister.
Thirteen European navies exercise in the Baltic Sea, preparing for operations in confined and shallow waters.
Two Russian bomber planes were tailed over the North Sea by Dutch F16 fighters on Tuesday.
Russian Prime Minister Putin promises that the Arctic will remain “battle free” while Laurence Smith dreams of a “New North.”
NATO forces exercise north of the Arctic Circle to test cold weather operations and interoperability.
Tensions between Russia and its Arctic neighbor states flared up against last week when President Dmitri Medvedev told his Security Council on Wednesday that the country must be prepared to defend its claim on the region’s natural resources. With global warming rapidly changing the Arctic landscape, the region might well emerge as a future battleground […]
Global warming is rapidly changing the Arctic landscape. In the summer of 2008, for the first time in recorded history, the polar icecap retreated far enough to allow shipping north of Eurasia and North America; by 2013, these sea routes are expected to be completely ice free during the summer. The region promises more than […]