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Activity in the Arctic has been gradually increasing for the last few years for such things as adventure tourism, shipping exploration and resource exploitation. The opportunities in the region have caused a number of nations to take note, not just those eight Arctic...
With maritime operations and surveillance in the Artic becoming an ever more significant issue in global geopolitics, Defence IQ invited Dr. Katarzyna Zysk to discuss the subject further.
Last weekend, several Members of Congress and defence officials observed the U.S. Navy conducting a training exercise in the Arctic, known as ICEX 2014.
White Glacier CEO Diego Jacobson overlooking Arctic 25 suit demonstration at DSEI, September 2015, London. Source: Diego Jacobson.
Lieutenant Commander Kenneth J. Boda, is a Strategic Analyst at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. The United States Coast Guard serves the Nation as a highly skilled and ready force in continuous maritime operations to protect the Nation’s coastlines, g...
"The attitude we often have of nature is that it's something we can control," says Captain Henrik Kudsk, who was the joint chief of Greenland Command for five years until November 2012 before his retirement from the Royal Danish Navy later this year. We only tend to t...
Close to 15% of the world’s undiscovered oil reserves are believed to lie in the Arctic. With climate change making these natural resources more accessible, fears for future conflict in the region are well publicised. Territorial disputes between the USA, Canada, Russ...
As a member of the Arctic Council, the presence of the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) remains important to the wider security issues of the region. Here, the ICG plays a varied role , undertaking three main duties.
Activity in the Arctic has been gradually increasing for the last few years for such things as adventure tourism, shipping exploration and resource exploitation. The opportunities in the region have caused a number of nations to take note and as a result, cooperation be...
Canada has confirmed it is building a fleet of Arctic patrol ships as part of the Canadian government's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and to provide naval support in the Arctic region. Seven years after initially announcing the plan, the government has...
Close to 15% of the world’s undiscovered oil reserves are believed to lie in the Arctic. Territorial disputes between the US, Canada, Russia, Denmark and Norway are increasing, with Russia, in particular, laying claim to several areas of arctic shelf and being prepare...
As the Arctic becomes an increasingly important strategic and political region, governments across the region are making their interests and priorities in the region known. As these strategies are published, military and civilian stakeholders are beginning to turn the...
"The Arctic region is the last global frontier and a region with enormous and growing geostrategic, economic, climate, environment and national security implications for the United States and the world," US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement recently....
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