Search: USA,Arctic (40 materials)

 

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

Located in the Earth’s northernmost region, the Arctic is characterized by its frigid temperatures, expansive sea ice sheets, and barren tundra settings. The Arctic remains largely uninhabitable, apart from a collection of indigenous individuals sparsely scattered throughout the region. U.S. policy ...

04.03.2021

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

... global climate change. If the President starts to make good on his promises, then opportunities for a dialogue on this issue will present themselves. Preference should probably be given here to less-toxic multilateral formats. A related area is the Arctic. Competition for influence in the Arctic among 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 ...

21.01.2021

U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

... regular and structured bilateral engagement. There is some, though diminishing, room for a positive agenda, particularly in the Arctic, in the arms control arena, and in the Eastern Mediterranean regional context. But even in areas where the two remain far ... ... there could be definitional work done on those areas where there is an agreement that arms control still works. Beijing’s refusal to participate in a trilateral U.S.-Russia-China dialogue stems from the view that China is far below the strategic levels ...

01.11.2020

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

... 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 ...

24.09.2020

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 ...

13.07.2020

North to Move and Not to Lose

What the Big Game in the Arctic could look like The activity of the United States Navy and the U.S.’s NATO allies in the Arctic is becoming a standing factor. The visit to the Barents Sea by a group of destroyers, regular under-ice exercises by nuclear submarines, the air ...

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

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. 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 ...

31.05.2020

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

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

... hydrocarbon resources and the Northern Sea Route became the top priority, while in the mid-2010s, those issues were partially eclipsed by Moscow’s new confrontation with Washington and a sharp decline in relations with its NATO allies. China is thousands of miles away from the Arctic, so its interests in the region differ widely from those of Russia. They primarily stem from China’s position as one of the two leading global powers of the twenty-first century, and, on a more formal level, as a permanent member of the UN Security ...

01.04.2020
 

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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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