Strategy for the Arctic, 2011-2020

12/13/2011
12/13/2011 The Kingdom of Denmark has articulated a strategy for the Arctic.  The Arctic is a key domain for the future of the Kingdom.  Denmark is a member of the 5-member Arctic Council whose members control 80% of the known Arctic resources within their EEZs. The strategy can be found…

Empowering an Arctic Strategy

12/13/2011
12/13/2011 by Robbin Laird Strategy without capability or a plan for crafting capability is vaporware.  With significant wealth, power and eco-threats on the table, the Arctic 5 are in a pole position to shape an important part of the future.  The Arctic is clearly an area in which presence assets,…

Ending Arctic Reluctance

07/07/2011
The United States and the Arctic By Rear Admiral Jeffrey M. Garrett, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) 07/07/2011 - Long relegated to the periphery of world affairs—occupying the distorted top edge of a conventional Mercator projection of the world—the Arctic has been rediscovered in the first decade of the new millennium.…

The Arctic Sea Competition: Strategic Competition (Part Two)

11/28/2010
By Caroline Mükusch German Correspondent, Second Line of Defense Credit image: www.crystalinks.com 11/28/2010 - When it comes to the North Pole and the question of who wins the race for the Arctic, two major interests are rising: energy and security.  Therefore Arctic neighbor states regularly assert their national interests in…

Perspective from Moscow: The International Arctic Forum

10/15/2010
By Caroline Mükusch [email protected] 10/15/2010 - Competition for the Arctic has been growing intense since 2007. The Arctic neighboring states have proclaimed or renewed their national strategies on the Arctic. In the short-, mid- and long-term perspective, the question of who is entitled to the Arctic region and its vast…