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Russian Sanctions, China, and the Arctic
January 03, 2015

Russian Sanctions, China, and the Arctic

By Andreas Kuersten
Russia’s souring relations with the West have given China an Arctic opening.
A Russian Perspective on China’s Arctic Role
September 27, 2014

A Russian Perspective on China’s Arctic Role

By Nadezhda Filimonova and Svetlana Krivokhizh
Russia’s need for new partners is opening the door for China in the Arctic.

Beijing’s Arctic Play: Just the Tip of the Iceberg
April 05, 2014

Beijing’s Arctic Play: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Elizabeth C. Economy
China has clearly signaled that it has a strong interest in the Arctic region.

Japan, Korea, Singapore and the Arctic Sea Lanes
March 24, 2014

Japan, Korea, Singapore and the Arctic Sea Lanes

By Katherine Cima and Russell Sticklor
All three countries have their eye on the potential of the Arctic and the Northern Sea Route.

Asian Giants Look to the Arctic
February 26, 2014

Asian Giants Look to the Arctic

By Katherine Cima and Russell Sticklor
India and China are in a race to build a presence in the energy-rich Arctic region.
China Sees Arctic Race Heating Up
February 21, 2014

China Sees Arctic Race Heating Up

By Shannon Tiezzi
After the US announced a new Arctic ambassadorship, Chinese media reaffirmed Beijing's interests in the region.

Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends
February 01, 2014

Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends

By Stratos Pourzitakis
Increasingly close ties offer both countries potential benefits in the Arctic and elsewhere.
Did Canada Just Claim the North Pole?
December 17, 2013

Did Canada Just Claim the North Pole?

By Ankit Panda
Canada submitted a science-based claim to a large swathe of the Arctic seabed, including the North Pole.

Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead
December 06, 2013

Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead

By J. Michael Cole
Arctic states have begun rebuilding their military forces and capabilities in order to operate in the region.

Understanding China’s Arctic Policies
November 14, 2013

Understanding China’s Arctic Policies

China is playing a prudent long game in the region, with economics the driving factor.

The Creeping Militarization of the Arctic
October 16, 2013

The Creeping Militarization of the Arctic

By Abhijit Singh
As stakeholders take increasingly assertive territorial postures, the regional focus turns to security.
Asia Eyes The Arctic
August 26, 2013

Asia Eyes The Arctic

By Page Wilson
The admission this year of six new permanent observers to the Arctic Council was a pivotal moment, in more ways than one.

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