Search: Russia,Arctic (112 materials)

 

Patterns of Environmental Negligence: An Opportunity to Rethink Global Governance

... 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 Thermal Power Plant, located in a remote Arctic region of Russia, started leaking. The industrial disaster has polluted the Ambarnaya river and possibly surrounding bodies of water, including Lake Pyasino and the Arctic Ocean. The latest update estimates that about 21.000 tons of oil have leaked and it will ...

13.07.2020

North to Move and Not to Lose

... control a significant share of the Arctic Ocean, which is also most accessible navigation-wise. The only Artic power that can boast better conditions is Norway, with its entire coast washed by ice-free seas. Compared to Canada and the United States, the Russian Arctic is characterised by a greater length of navigation, a smaller area and thickness of the ice cover, as well as a big number of bases and ports along the coast and on islands. The Northern Sea Route (NSR) is in regular and increasing use for commercial ...

06.07.2020

RIAC and Polar Institute Present the Report on Implementing Marine Management in the Arctic Ocean

On June 4, 2020, RIAC in partnership with Woodrow Wilson Center's Polar Institute (USA), made a presentation of the report Implementing Marine Management in the Arctic Ocean. On June 4, 2020, RIAC in partnership with Woodrow Wilson Center's Polar Institute (USA), made a presentation of the report Implementing Marine Management in the Arctic Ocean . The authors of the report, Dr. Andrei Zagorsky, Head of the ...

06.06.2020

Presentation of Joint Report by RIAC and Woodrow Wilson Center on Implementing Marine Management in the Arctic Ocean

... timezone (GMT+3), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (USA), will hold a virtual teleconference to make a presentation of the article Implementing Marine Management in the Arctic Ocean. On June 4, 2020 at 5:00PM Moscow timezone (GMT+3), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (USA), will hold a virtual teleconference to make a presentation of the article Implementing Marine Management in the Arctic Ocean ...

31.05.2020

EU-Russian ecological cooperation needed despite and because of the Covid crisis

... informs Russia bout this as signal that it demands its sphere of influence in the Arctic and does not want to come in a conflict with Russia. However, the EU should also develop its development plan for the Arctic and to evaluate the potentials for a EU-Russian cooperation in the Arctic. The EU should support all Russian initiatives which focus that the Arctic doesn´t become a polluted, overfished and ecological disastrous region.The EU and Russia planned a climate change conference in Moscow before the Covid crisis which has ...

18.05.2020

Implementing Marine Management in the Arctic Ocean

RIAC and Polar Institute Report RIAC and Polar Institute Report The Arctic region today faces serious geopolitical, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges. While one may hope for a decrease in geopolitical tensions, the socioeconomic and environmental problems are likely to grow more acute. The dramatic reduction ...

19.04.2020

Danish-Russian Interfaces: the Arctic and The Baltic Sea Region

... of Denmark and the Russian Federation in the Arctic and around the Baltic Sea. The publication aims to identify areas of common ground between the two sides in order to broaden cooperation and to address the arising challenges in both regions. Danish-Russian Interfaces: the Arctic and The Baltic Sea Region , 2.1 Mb

14.04.2020

UK–Russia Security Relations: Talking To Understand

... and Moscow with an event on maritime security held in the Arctic city of Arkhangelsk, with the assistance of the Northern Arctic Federal University (SAFU). Convening the dialogue outside Moscow allowed the discussion to benefit from the knowledge ... ... communities that are often overlooked. As with previous project cycles, the workshops were designed to generate recommendations for the Russian and British governments, as well as to identify potential areas in which the private sector, academia and regional actors ...

01.04.2020

Russia and China in the Arctic: Cooperation, Competition, and Consequences

... Strategies Throughout almost the entire twentieth century, Russia was a leader in Arctic exploration. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it lost many of its positions. Only at the very start of the 2010s did Moscow rekindle its interest in the Arctic. Russia’s main goal now is to reclaim the mantle of the leading Arctic power. In 2008, the country’s government adopted a document titled “The Foundations of Russia’s Strategy in the Arctic, 4 and in 2013, the “Strategy for the Development of ...

01.04.2020

Where is the Reality in Canada’s Morality Politics: An Appeal for a Thaw in Russian-Canadian Relations

... North. Russia’s active participation in the Arctic Council and its signing of the Ilulissat Declaration are evidence of this. Russia, like Canada, also has a disproportionately large stake in the Arctic. With Canada and Russia being the two largest Arctic powers, Russia having some 40 plus ice breakers (in comparison to Canada’s 15), and Russia’s swift development of its northern infrastructure, interaction between the two nations is unavoidable. Ukraine Crisis or not, Russia is looking to move forward in ...

04.12.2019
 

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    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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