Tag: Russia

  • Emphasis on the Arctic in new Russian naval doctrine

    Rob Huebert, associate professor at the University of Calgary and a senior research fellow with the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, writes in the August 4, 2022, High North News – “Russia’s new 55-page naval doctrine places significant emphasis on the Arctic outlining the country’s priorities in the region and mentioning the Arctic across 22 pages.” In a…

  • Satellite images show huge Russian military buildup in the Arctic

    Satellite Images Show Huge Russian Military Buildup in the Arctic, by Nick Walsh, CNN, April 5, 2021: “Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic and testing its newest weapons in a region freshly ice-free due to the climate emergency, in a bid to secure its northern coast and open up a key shipping…

  • Exploring Gaps in Arctic Governance: Identifying Potential Sources of Conflict and Mitigating Measures

    Exploring Gaps in Arctic Governance: Identifying Potential Sources of Conflict and Mitigating Measures is a 2021 RAND report by Benjamin Sacks et al. Together with an interactive map, Potential Drivers of Crises in the Arctic, it explores “six categories of potential conflict catalysts”: The authors identify “three key governance gaps in relation to these catalysts”: The report…

  • Arctic security: Deterrence and detente in the High North

    Arctic Security: Deterrence and Détente in the High North, was posted to the Arctic Institute website by Rolf Folland on March 30, 2021. Folland took over in August 2021 as chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. He starts his article with the argument, “that Norway should lean its Arctic strategy more towards deterrence to avoid exploitation by…