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Washington Wants an Arctic Circle of Confrontation
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Washington Wants an Arctic Circle of Confrontation
November 19, 2019

US is determined to extract as much cash as possible from the Arctic, and the planned peaceful development of the area by Russia is a complication.

The Art of the Flank: India and Other Asian Nations Join the Polar Silk Road
October 15, 2019

The best partnerships occur when all participants have special talents to bring to the relationship which makes a whole more powerful than the sum of its parts.

The Art of the Flank: India and Other Asian Nations Join the Polar Silk Road
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Washington’s Arctic Antics
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Washington’s Arctic Antics
September 24, 2019

Many of us imagined that with the ignominious exit of National Security Adviser John Bolton there might be reason to relax, but Pompeo has always been a sabre-rattler, and recently turned his menacingly mercenary gaze on the Arctic.

“Biological Annihilation”: The Danger of Opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling
September 23, 2019

The Trump administration is pushing the drilling at a time when climate change is permanently altering the Arctic and devastating local communities. The plan calls for the creation of landing strips, drill pads, pipeline supports, a seawater treatment plant, 175 miles of roads, and other infrastructure in Alaska’s north coast.

“Biological Annihilation”: The Danger of Opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling
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Technocrats and Neocons Respond to the Polar Silk Road
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Technocrats and Neocons Respond to the Polar Silk Road
July 3, 2019

If the west is intelligent then it will reject the zero-growth agenda which has designated Canada’s Arctic as untouchable as fast as they reject the zero-sum neocon agenda of militarism and unilateralism.

The Polar Silk Road Comes to Life as a New Epoch in History Begins
May 16, 2019

While the Belt and Road features two components (land and sea), the fact is that they are inextricably connected. Rails, ports and other civilization-building practices have given this design a power and flexibility to adapt to every nation’s chosen developmental pathways.

The Polar Silk Road Comes to Life as a New Epoch in History Begins
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Washington Heats Up Its Cold War in the Arctic
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Washington Heats Up Its Cold War in the Arctic
May 14, 2019

Washington’s policy of truculence in the Arctic has resulted in alienation of badly-needed allies and the firming of resolve by Russia and China to continue development of the Northern Sea shipping route.

The Russian-China Polar Silk Road Challenges British Geopolitics
April 23, 2019

The dream of Governor Gilpin and Tsar Nicholas II to unite both worlds new and old with rail will occur, as long as the west chooses to take history seriously and not sleepwalk into world war once more.

The Russian-China Polar Silk Road Challenges British Geopolitics
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