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US to form icebreaker fleet for the Arctic

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… In the past few months, the United States has tightened its policies in the Arctic, as several measures show. For decades, Washington has not been concerned with strengthening its military presence at the poles, giving…
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Western military presence in the Arctic threatens international security

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… This week the US Navy released on a video the emergence of its powerful submarine USS Toledo in the Arctic, in a clear act of military propaganda. The maneuver was conducted as part…
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Russia launches ‘combat icebreaker’ Ivan Papanin, an advanced patrol boat for the Arctic

Skip to content The Russian military plans to use the multipurpose ship for patrols of its Arctic waters The lead vessel of a new class of Russian ice-rated warships, the 8,500-ton ‘Ivan Papanin’, has been launched in St. Petersburg. When in service, she will help defend Russia’s interests in the Arctic region.This latest addition to…
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Serenading and protecting walruses in the Russian Arctic

Submitted by Olivia Kroth… The Russian region of the Arctic is of great importance to Russia in many respects. It has a great number of valuable natural resources and specific ecosystems. Russia’s “Arctic Policy” covers all Russian possessions located north of the Arctic Circle, which means about one-fifth of Russia’s total landmass. The main goals…
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Spotlight Greenland: Sand Deposits May Meet World’s Growing Shortage

As President Donald Trump’s recent interest in Greenland sparks a closer look at the Arctic island, it may be instructive to investigate the possibilities of Greenland becoming a major supply source to one of the most utilized resources in the world and one that is quickly disappearing — sand. Greenland is home to a treasure…
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