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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....


Russia-Canada Relations in a Period of Crisis, 2014-2020 . Blanchfield, Mike. 2019. “Russia could meddle in Canada’s election due to ‘growing interest’ in Arctic: report.” Global News , September 8, 2019. . Blank, Stephen, and Monica Gattinger. 2017. “Canada-US relations under President Trump: stop reading the tweets and look to the future.” In Justin Trudeau and Canadian Foreign policy. Canada among nations 2017 ,...


As Glaciers Thaw, Arctic Becomes a Hot Spot to Geopolitical Interests

... geopolitical importance in the past two decades, and due to climate change and globalization, world nations have responded with rapid mobilization of resources and efforts. The Arctic’s Key Actors Eight countries currently hold shoreline along the Arctic: the United States (through Alaska), Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The Russian Federation holds the longest stretch of border to the Arctic, with 24,140 kilometers of coastline. The region also harbors institutions that help facilitate governance. These include ...


Russia and U.S. Must Not Squander Chances For Cooperation

... regional and non-regional actors is intensifying. And if this is not translated into adequate international legal regulation, then this could lead to increased tension and even direct confrontation in the region over the coming years. Later this year, Russia will take over as chair of the Arctic Council until 2023, and could thus give a new impetus to dialogue and constructive cooperation in the region. Seizing opportunities Alongside those top concerns, there are many other industries and areas where Russia and the U.S. have a long history ...


U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

... transparency and restraint. Iceland, the outgoing Arctic Council chair, could initiate a discussion of this forum on the sidelines of the May 2021 ministerial meeting, but to ensure the forum’s success, a resumption of high-level contact between U.S., Russian, and Arctic state defense ministries is crucial. There is also room for bilateral cooperation outside of the security realm regardless of U.S. election results. The United States and Russia should establish a joint maritime domain awareness center to facilitate ...


The Arctic Is a Complex Region Which Cannot Be Designated with a Single Status

... to advance its underdeveloped Arctic region and China's interest to expand its trade and investment infrastructure. This includes the expansion of trade routes through China’s Polar Silk Road initiative. It might be that Chinese investment in the Russian Arctic is an entry point for China to engage in Arctic politics to play a future great power role. There are therefore reasons to believe that China-Russia relations will have an implication for the United States’ policy in the Arctic, and will have ...


RIAC–CSIS Expert Meeting on the Prospects for Development of Russia-U.S. Relations

... prospects for the development of Russia-the U.S. relations. The expert discussion focused on the future of the arms control regime; key issues in U.S.-China relations and their impact on the development of Russia-the U.S. relations; relations between Russia and the United States in the Arctic; prospects for resolving the Middle East crisis; political changes in Russia and the United States and their impact on bilateral relations. The discussion was attended by experts on Russia-the U.S. relations and international security from both ...


Canada and Russia in the Arctic: Competition or Cooperation?

... the Northwest passage. Though Canada and Russia could and to some extent currently are benefiting from cooperation with non-Arctic states (especially in technology and environmentalism), both are opposed to Asia’s and Europe’s encroachment on the Arctic. Russia, like Canada, also declared its opposition to “[a]ttempts by a number of foreign states to revise the basic provisions of international treaties regulating economic and other activities in the Arctic.” [ 7 ] Canada and Russia’s shared opposition ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    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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