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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 ...


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 ...


U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

... International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) convened a select group of Russian and American experts to discuss four topics of importance to U.S.-Russia relations: Arms Control, the U.S.-China Rivalry, the Arctic, and the Eastern Mediterranean. What follows is a summary report of those meetings. U.S.-Russia relations are at their worst since the Cold War and will remain dynamic in the coming years, with a lingering risk of escalation. Washington and Moscow ...


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

... interviews “International Law in Action,” a second interview took place with Kamrul Hossai n , Professor, Director of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the University of Lapland. Prof. Hossain spoke on topical problems of the Arctic not only within the legal domain but also in the environmental and militarization areas. Interview conducted by Yana Ovsyannikova. What are the main approaches to designating the status of the Arctic? Elena Norkina: Climate Resilience in the ...


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 ...


Canada and Russia in the Arctic: Competition or Cooperation?

A closer analysis of Canadian-Russian relations within the Arctic Council demonstrates a unique level of existing cooperation on a number of important matters Canadian-Russian relations in the twentieth century have been complicated at best and conflictual at worst. Though crisis has been avoided between the ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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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