Search Results for: Arctic

The Kulluk, Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling platform_USA_TC_Zachary Painter_ US Coast Guard
By nsnbc On Sunday, May 24th, 2015

US permits Arctic drilling, but questions about safety remain

Robert Bea (TC) : Earlier this month, the Obama administration gave conditional approval to a renewed plan for Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil offshore of Alaska’s Arctic Ocean coast in the Chukchi Sea. “As More...

Shell No-Arctic_Seattle_USA_SP_OC_May 2015
By Susanne Posel On Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Kayaktivists Protest in Seattle Against Shell Arctic Drilling

Susanne Posel (OC) : Activists in Seattle, Washington have taken kayaks in a “daylong, family friendly park festival and an on-the-water protest ” to oppose Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling expedition in the More...

Arctic Ice Melting, PD
By nsnbc On Monday, September 1st, 2014

Rosneft & ExxonMobile Cooperate in Arctic Ocean Despite Diplomatic Deep Freeze

nsnbc : The President of Russia’s State-controlled energy giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin, told the German Magazine Der Spiegel, on Sunday, that Rosneft will be investing some $400 billion in energy exploration More...

By Igor Alexeev On Friday, February 14th, 2014

Russia chooses ‘soft’ approach to the Arctic

Igor Alexeev (nsnbc) : Recent initiatives in the Arctic Council show that Arctic nations have chosen business as a universal language of rapprochement. Russia’s limited military presence should be viewed as an More...

(Image: Plywood buildings used to house participants have the flags of Canada, the British Royal Navy, and the United states draped on their side at the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station in the Arctic north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska (Reuters / Lucas Jackson))
By Michel Chossudovsky On Friday, September 27th, 2013

Canada is US key to the Arctic

Michel Chossudovsky (CRG) , – Despite having little polar territory of its own, the US will use its close ties to Canada to secure a bigger slice of the Arctic’s vast natural resources, Michel Chossudovsky, More...

By Michel Chossudovsky On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

North American Integration and the Militarization of the Arctic

Michel Chossudovsky (CRG) , – The Battle for the Arctic is part of a global military agenda of conquest and territorial control. It has been described as a New Cold War between Russia and America.  Washington’s More...

Arctic Ice Melting, PD
By Igor Alexeev On Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Russia’s Arctic, NATO and Norway: a post- Kirkenes political landscape

Igor Alexeev (nsnbc),-  The recent NATO decision to denounce plans of direct Arctic presence sends a positive signal to all littoral states including Russia, a major regional stakeholder among non-members of the More...

Port Stanley, Islas Malvinas / Falkland Islands.
By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Argentina – UK Dispute over Malvinas to Continue after UN Decision

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Touted as victory by Argentina and largely ignored in the UK, the UN Subcommittee on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) accepted Argentina’s expansion of its maritime exclusive More...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov - The Dark Side.
By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Russia Continues Confronting Japan with De Facto Annexation of Disputed Islands

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Moscow continues the military reinforcement of the Russian Kuril Islands as well as the de facto annexation of the occupied Japanese islands Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai More...

Signing ceremony in Beijing. Photo courtesy of MoFA of Iceland.
By nsnbc On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Iceland the first European Nation to sign Free Trade Agreement with China

nsnbc : A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been signed in Beijing by Mr. Össur Skarphéðinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Iceland, and Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce of the People’s More...