Search: Russia,Arctic (109 materials)


Undercurrents in Russia-China Bonhomie

... China, as well as shrink market share of existing Chinese defence manufacturers. Chinese experts assess that the domestic disturbances within Myanmar provide Russia with tactical opportunities for enhanced defence sales. By the same token, among the non-Arctic states seeking partnership with Russia as a means to increase their presence in the northern polar region, China has become by far the most visible player. However, despite this apparent collaboration, many analysts see these Chinese advancements into Arctic region as a strategic threat: ...


China-Russian Strategic Partnership: From Continental to Marine

... the Arctic will be extended, this will increase the China-Russia cooperation in business use of the Northern channel. It may even change the basic structure of international shipping routes, from which both China and Russia are expected to benefit. Russia is an Arctic country, while China is a near-Arctic country. Russia has some concerns about China’s deep involvement in the Arctic. However, China does not pose a threat to Russia’s interests on the two issues it most fears: military security and territorial ...


Renewable Energy in the Russian Arctic and Beyond: Can a Region Dominated by Oil and Gas Contribute to Russia’s Paris Agreement Targets?

....comRussia, one of the world’s largest producers of fossil fuels and the 4th largest GHG emitter, is also being forced to reevaluate. Russia’s Paris Agreement climate targets include cutting emissions by 30% below 1990 levels by the year 2030. The Russian Arctic figures to be a major factor in reaching these targets. The Russian government is eager to reap the benefits of climate change in the Arctic. Increased accessibility to natural resources and the Northern Sea Route will offer new economic opportunities ...


Securitization of The Arctic Council: Should Russia Push for Including Security Issues During its Chairmanship?

... issues? To further explore this possibility, it is first necessary to make note of the Arctic Council’s raison d’être . Established under the 1996 Ottawa Declaration, the Arctic Council is a forum for cooperation and coordination between the eight Arctic states (Russia, Canada, the United States, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark/Greenland and Norway) and the indigenous peoples residing in the Arctic regions. The Arctic Council was founded with the explicit understanding of member states and permanent participants ...


RIAC Arctic Report Discussed at Finnish Embassy

... in the Arctic On June 17, 2021, the Embassy of Finland held a discussion on RIAC and MGIMO report "The Arctic Council: Status and Activities" , as well as a discussion on international cooperation in the Arctic. Ambassadors of the seven Arctic states to the Russian Federation (Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Canada, USA, Iceland) and Nikolai Korchunov, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Ambassador at Large, took part in the discussion. RIAC was represented at the event by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; ...


Russia-EU Cooperation Discussed at the Meeting with the Ambassador of Finland

... Russia. The conversation focused on the current state of relations between Russia and the European Union, security challenges in the Euro-Atlantic space, as well as the prospects for bilateral Russia-Finland cooperation. In addition, the priorities of Russia’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and the pertinent tasks of the institutional development of this organization were addressed.


Experts Discuss Russia’s Objectives for Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at MIA Rossiya Segodnya

... event. The roundtable was attended by: Natalya Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager; Alexander Vylegzhanin, Head of the Program of International Law at MGIMO University, RIAC Member; Nikolai Korchunov, Russian Foreign Ministry's Ambassador at Large, and Russia's Senior Arctic Official to the Arctic Council; and Mikhail Kuznetsov, Director of the Federal Autonomous Scientific Institution “Eastern State Planning Center” (FANU Vostokgosplan). Natalya Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager, addressed the roundtable participants ...


Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council Discussed at European Council on Foreign Relations

On May 11, 2021, the European Council on Foreign Relations held an online discussion focusing on what can be expected from Russian chairmanship of the Arctic Council. On May 11, 2021, the European Council on Foreign Relations held an online discussion focusing on what can be expected from Russian chairmanship of the Arctic Council. More than thirty experts, diplomats and public figures from Europe ...


UK–Russia Security Dialogue. European Security

... for more dialogue. Moderate optimism can be expressed about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) regarding measures to overcome its institutional crisis and Sweden’s chairmanship in 2021, which may bring new opportunities. Russia chairing the Arctic Council from 2021 to 2023 provides a further opportunity to open the space for cooperation in some areas that affect the security situation in the High North. With UK–Russia relations likely to be difficult, it is imperative that efforts remain ...


Revisiting Canada-Russia Relations: A New Paradigm for a Multipolar World

... “seat at the table” as a means of compensating for their limited or declining power: Russia as part of a great power consortium at the global level; Canada through NATO where it can sit alongside leading Western states. Joshua R. Kroeker: Canada and Russia in the Arctic: Competition or Cooperation? Canada and Russia also both face a dilemma situated at the intersection of geography and national identity. Canadians have a strong sense of North Americanness but also a firm belief that they are different from Americans....


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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  
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