Hence, the war emphasized the strategic and military importance of the arctic, importance that would increase in the cold war 15 th e arctic during the cold war (1945-1991) at the end of world war ii and during the following years down the 1940s, the arctic region experienced a near total transformation in strategic and political signifi cance. The kremlin is looking increasingly like the factory in the old soviet joke that could take any sewing machine and turn it into a kalashnikov rifle in the same way, no matter which ideas go into the kremlin, they invariably come out with a militaristic twist that is exactly what is happening with.
Russia’s ministry of defense has unveiled the country’s newest arctic military base on one of the northernmost points of its remote franz josef land archipelago moscow has invited internet users on a virtual tour around the facility known as arkticheskiy trilistnik or ‘arctic trefoil. Last fall, putin said russia would not engage in any militarization of the arctic, claiming nato’s presence beyond the 66 th parallel north as unnecessary. Canadian prime minister stephen harper announced new investments in the arctic when he conducted his eighth annual tour of the far north last week.
One of the most dubious regions of the twentieth century, the arctic region is extremely sensitive, politically, as well as ecologically, as an indicator of the recent trend of global warming the region is undergoing a steady militarization and with the gradual discovery of its prolific natural. The arctic is often depicted as an isolated and remote area, defined by its harsh climate and ice-choked waters however, the melting of the polar ice caps is creating new opportunities for trade and resource extraction.
Rick rozoff global research july 9, 2011 interview with rick rozoff, the manager of the stop nato website and mailing list and a contributing writer to global researchca. Military initiatives more importantly, the latest development has drawn critical attention to the absence of a security framework in the arctic russia has, arguably, been the most militarily active arctic state.
The arctic region is becoming increasingly important for a number of geostrategic reasons thawing ice allows lucrative shipping lanes to open and increases the possibility of natural resource exploration.
A top official from the russian maritime board has said that his country will always be against the militarization of the arctic, but will continue to strengthen its borders as other arctic nations build up their naval forces in the region. The move is a response to a similar drive for arctic militarization by russia, norway's arctic neighbor the arctic, which is estimated to hold vast untapped oil and natural gas reserves, has become more relevant to geopolitics over the past decade. Recently arctic states have upgraded polar military capabilities said developments affirm the strategic value of the arctic, yet rise in tensions unlikely. A warming arctic is opening up new trade routes and increasing competition for energy resources michael byers from the university of british columbia downplays the reported tension in the region.
Committee: ga1 – disec topic: militarization of the arctic delegate: angel versetti (usa) university: sciences po paris i overview of the issue the arctic region’s legal status has been widely disputed over the last several decades with several states within the polar circle claiming territorial sovereignty over some of its portions. Troops engage in an arctic airmobile assault at kotelny island, within the new siberian islands ministry of defence of the russian federation once completed, this construction will permit the use of larger and more modern bombers in the region, mark galeotti, a russia expert at new york university, writes for the moscow times. Militarization of the arctic – is this the right issue published by dominika at 10:21 am under ga for an african nation like nigeria who holds no stake in the arctic, it comes as a surprise to the vanguard press that the united nations general assembly will be debating on the topic of militarization of the arctic. His comments were made ahead of a congressional delegation trip he has been planning to the arctic as a response to a rapidly growing russian military presence off the coast of northern europe.Download