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Meeting with Ambassador of Norway Rune Resaland

The meeting addressed the following issues: the consequences of the current Russia-Ukraine conflict for European security, as well as the situation in the Arctic region, in particular, the prospects for the functioning of the Arctic Council and bilateral Russian-Norwegian relations On March 30, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Rune Resaland, Norwegian Ambassador to Russia....


Meeting with the Ambassador of Norway Rune Resaland

On November 9, 2018, Rune Resaland, the Ambassador of Norway to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. Meeting with the Ambassador of Norway Rune Resaland On November 9, 2018, Rune Resaland, the Ambassador of Norway to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The Norwegian diplomat got acquainted with the current RIAC activities in the area of European security and international cooperation in the Arctic. The issues of expanding Russian-Norwegian cooperation through analytical centers and public organizations were discussed.


Appeasing Norway

... intensifying confrontation between the US and Russia. Norway's role in improving the prospect of a successful US nuclear first strike received a fierce response from the Russian Ambassador to Norway, Ramishvili, who predicted there ‘will be no peaceful Arctic anymore’ and Norway would ‘have to face head-on Russia and Russian military might’. A similar warning was issued in November 2011, when President Medvedev announced that to prevent nuclear war, Russia may have to launch a limited military strike to decapitate ...


Arctic Oil and Gas Resource Development: Current Situation and Prospects

... The decline in global oil prices that began in the summer of 2014 carries with it a number of risks in assembling a whole range of major oil and gas projects, including shale gas extraction projects, deep-water offshore projects and projects in the Arctic shelf. In these conditions, despite the ongoing surplus of global oil production in relation to consumption, the question nevertheless arises: how can we maintain current production levels in the medium and long-term and ensure growth in order ...


The Obsolete Legacy of Antarctica

... and Antarctic complicate Russian diplomacy. In the 1920s, five Arctic states split the Arctic into sectors and so became the five Arctic powers, with the Antarctic situation seemingly developing along the same lines. Arctic Failure In the 1920s, five Arctic states (Canada, the Soviet Union, Norway, Denmark and the United States) split the Arctic into sectors and so became the five Arctic powers, with the Antarctic situation seemingly developing along the same lines [2] . Claims for the Antarctic ran as follows: Great Britain that in 1908 ...


Dmitry Rogozin and Spitsbergen: Igniting the Arctic

... aspect of this case seems quite clear. But this is exactly why questions arise about the Norwegian Foreign Ministry’s motives and possible follow-up. To this end, it would be an apt moment to describe the three diverse groups of motives driving Norway in its Arctic and Spitsbergen policies. REUTERS/NASA/Chris Larsen/Pixstream Pavel Gudev: Arctic Uncertainty The first relates to Norway’s global positioning and its defense of traditional political and economic interests in the Far North. Over the past ...


Militarisation of the Arctic: (2) The Nordic Countries

... headquartered at the Nordic countries’ largest naval base in Håkonsvern[5] near Bergen, maintains a considerable presence in the Arctic, including its coast guard’s northern base in Sortland near the 69th parallel[6]. The Norwegian Arctic also hosts Norway’s largest military airbase in Bodø, which accommodates 800 military and civil workers in addition to fighter jets ready for deployment at any time for NATO missions[7]. Although Norway is an active NATO member, it has long emphasised ...


Norway’s mini-NATO initiative in the Arctic

... Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, which will not only contribute to NATO-led operation, but also enable Nordic countries to maintain their armed forces at their current size and quality[vii]. Norway relies on NATO to secure its national interest in the Arctic Norway sees NATO as “the essential source of security and stability in an unpredictable world”[viii], and is thus actively promoting NATO’s role in the Arctic, mostly to counterweight Russia’s military rebuilding programs in the ...


New Vistas for Arctic Shelf Development

... patents. Russia should adopt this approach and use the latest technology. It will not be able to accomplish this alone. How active are other Arctic states as far as resources are concerned? If we regard the Irish, Russian and Northern seas as part of the Arctic, Britain is definitely in the lead, although since 2004 Norway has made great strides, almost becoming the world’s largest oil operator. However, the Russian Arctic boasts the mildest climate, with ice compaction at a 30-year-record-low in 2013. The Western Arctic had the least ice, and the Eastern Arctic ...


Norwegian Research in the Arctic: Strategy, Priorities, Organization

... Nordland). Strategy for Northern Studies The promotion of Norwegian Arctic research, as well as policies geared towards the development of the northern regions in general have always been the focus of attention at the highest level. A major priority for Norway's Arctic strategy, scientific inquiry is enshrined in the main and most up to date policy document for the North and the Arctic The High North: Vision and Policy Instruments , presented by the government to the Storting ( Nordområdene: Visjon og ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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