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The Rise (and Fall?) of the Polar Silk Road
August 29, 2022

The Rise (and Fall?) of the Polar Silk Road

By Marc Lanteigne
There is a sizeable gap between China’s ambitions for the PSR and its actual capabilities and accomplishments in the Arctic – and the gap has widened since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

What Does Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China in the Arctic?
March 25, 2022

What Does Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China in the Arctic?

By Trym Eiterjord
An exodus of money, technology, and buyers from Russian energy projects may offer an opportunity for China to embed itself deeper in the Arctic.
How a Chinese Sailboat Became a Microcosm for Arctic Geopolitics
October 18, 2021

How a Chinese Sailboat Became a Microcosm for Arctic Geopolitics

By Trym Eiterjord
A Chinese sailor's attempted journey through the Arctic Ocean ran aground on disputed sovereignty complaints.

China’s Arctic Ambitions Face Increasing Headwinds in Finland
March 18, 2021

China’s Arctic Ambitions Face Increasing Headwinds in Finland

By Sanna Kopra and Matti Puranen
Finland is one of China's best options for accessing the Arctic. But even here, there is growing suspicion of Chinese investments.

Why China Needs an Arctic Policy 2.0
October 22, 2020

Why China Needs an Arctic Policy 2.0

By Nengye Liu
It is time for China to shed light on which kind of order it would like to construct in the Arctic using its rising power.

China, Russia, and Arctic Geopolitics
March 29, 2020

China, Russia, and Arctic Geopolitics

By Ling Guo and Steven Lloyd Wilson
China’s burgeoning role in the Arctic could translate into direct competition with Russia.

China’s Shipbuilders Seek New Inroads in Arctic Shipping
January 14, 2020

China’s Shipbuilders Seek New Inroads in Arctic Shipping

By Trym Aleksander Eiterjord
New ship designs signal a growing Chinese interest in Arctic shipping.
Checking in on China's Nuclear Icebreaker
September 05, 2019

Checking in on China's Nuclear Icebreaker

By Trym Aleksander Eiterjord
Speculation has trailed the news that China’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker ship was in the works.

A Cold Arena? Greenland as a Focus of Arctic Competition
June 10, 2019

A Cold Arena? Greenland as a Focus of Arctic Competition

By Mingming Shi and Marc Lanteigne
Recent questions over the extent of China’s ambitions for Greenland deserve close scrutiny.

The Growing Institutionalization of China’s Polar Silk Road
October 07, 2018

The Growing Institutionalization of China’s Polar Silk Road

By Trym Aleksander Eiterjord
China is building an increasingly mature platform to support its scientific and commercial interests in the Arctic.

China Launches First Domestically Built Polar Icebreaker
September 11, 2018

China Launches First Domestically Built Polar Icebreaker

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Xuelong 2 launched on September 10 and is expected to be deployed next year.
China’s Polar Strategy: An Emerging Gray Zone?
July 06, 2018

China’s Polar Strategy: An Emerging Gray Zone?

By Rebecca Pincus
How China is positioning itself to wield influence in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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