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Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier

... will be distributed, so it won’t be the same kind of massive grid because we also need to reduce the risks of cyber and other deliberate attacks on a grid that could bring the power down in major urban areas. In your opinion, how could Russia and the USA cooperate on detection, monitoring, preventing, and mitigating security threats related to climate change? Well, there is a lot that the U.S and Russia could do if we could resolve some of the challenges we face in other areas, particularly, Russia’s ...


Patterns of Environmental Negligence: An Opportunity to Rethink Global Governance

Instead of anticipating threats to the environment, we leave things for later until it is already too late On top of the major shifts that are happening as a result of the pandemic and global movements against institutionalized racism, a new environmental threat reminds us that we need to remain extremely vigilant despite the current unstable socio-economic situation. As it has been largely covered by the media around the world, on May 29, 2020, an oil storage tank from Norilsk-Taimyr Energy's...


Post Paris Accords: Can the US lead in the Arctic without environmental standards?

Make American Leadership “Great” Again The new US administration is making decisions in the Arctic that sharply contrast with the measured approach most regional actors are taking. In late April, President Trump signed an executive order as part of his “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy” , which intends to open offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and conduct energy exploration of marine sanctuaries in both areas, despite warnings by national security experts . Amidst concerns...


UN Summit on Climate Change in Paris – Destined to Fail or Succeed?

... a difficult issue in the negotiations morally, politically and methodologically. Vulnerable countries insist on a separate mechanism to address loss and damage from climate change which will be connected to financial support. However, determining causal links between climate change and for example a flood is a complex if not impossible task. There is also a conceptual disagreement with the idea on the part of industrialised countries who refuse to see the loss and damage element as a financial compensation ...


Alaska. A Golden Fleece for the U.S. Establishment

Domestic Aspects of Developing U.S. Arctic Resources With Alaska and adjacent seas increasingly attracting everybody's attention because of their vast resources, many wonder how Washington will combine their development with preserving Alaska's unique social and ecological system – two priorities that have little in common. Much like any other polar country, the United States views the Arctic as a geopolitical and geo-economic priority, largely due to its colossal natural riches, some of...


Arctic Uncertainty

... experts involved in studying Arctic issues were unanimous in their opinion that the potential for conflict, let alone the threat of direct military confrontation in the region, was very insignificant, as all the countries of the Arctic Five (Russia, USA, Canada, Norway, Denmark) were interested in the prioritized development of cooperation. Nevertheless, it was widely recognized that despite little if any possibility of growing tension in the Arctic on its own account, other non-regional conflicts ...


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  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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