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China Launches First Domestically Built Polar Icebreaker
September 11, 2018
China Launches First Domestically Built Polar Icebreaker
The Xuelong 2 launched on September 10 and is expected to be deployed next year.
China Launches First Domestically Built Polar Icebreaker
China’s Polar Strategy: An Emerging Gray Zone?
July 06, 2018
China’s Polar Strategy: An Emerging Gray Zone?
How China is positioning itself to wield influence in the Arctic and Antarctic.
China’s Polar Strategy: An Emerging Gray Zone?
China’s Arctic Ambitions in Alaska
April 20, 2018
China’s Arctic Ambitions in Alaska
To realize its aspirations as a polar power, China has turned to Alaska.
China’s Arctic Ambitions in Alaska
China’s Belt and Road: Where Does the Arctic Angle Stand?
September 22, 2017
China’s Belt and Road: Where Does the Arctic Angle Stand?
Beijing has had an active few months of Arctic diplomacy.
China’s Belt and Road: Where Does the Arctic Angle Stand?
Will Russia Arm Its Icebreaker Fleet With Supersonic Cruise Missiles?
May 23, 2017
Will Russia Arm Its Icebreaker Fleet With Supersonic Cruise Missiles?
The head of the U.S. Coast Guard claims that Russia’s new class of icebreakers will be fully-fledged warships.
Will Russia Arm Its Icebreaker Fleet With Supersonic Cruise Missiles?
China’s New Silk Road and the Arctic
May 20, 2017
China’s New Silk Road and the Arctic
Could the Belt and Road extend to the Arctic region?
China’s New Silk Road and the Arctic
China's Belt and Road Enters the Arctic
March 31, 2017
China's Belt and Road Enters the Arctic
The Arctic states could find much-needed funding for infrastructure improvements through China's Belt and Road.
China's Belt and Road Enters the Arctic
$20 Million Contract: US Coast Guard Moves Forward With Icebreaker Acquisition
February 25, 2017
$20 Million Contract: US Coast Guard Moves Forward With Icebreaker Acquisition
The service awarded multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies this week.
$20 Million Contract: US Coast Guard Moves Forward With Icebreaker Acquisition
China Begins Construction of Polar Icebreaker
December 22, 2016
China Begins Construction of Polar Icebreaker
The new vessel is expected to be commissioned in 2019.
China Begins Construction of Polar Icebreaker
How Asian Countries Are Making Their Way Into the Arctic
October 29, 2016
How Asian Countries Are Making Their Way Into the Arctic
Scientific research provides a doorway for Asian countries to pursue their interests in the Arctic.
How Asian Countries Are Making Their Way Into the Arctic
Towards the Thaw: Seeking Clarity in China-Norway Relations
January 16, 2016
Towards the Thaw: Seeking Clarity in China-Norway Relations
How can China and Norway move on from the political freeze sparked by dissident Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize?
Towards the Thaw: Seeking Clarity in China-Norway Relations
Will the US Coast Guard Close the ‘Icebreaker Gap’?
January 14, 2016
Will the US Coast Guard Close the ‘Icebreaker Gap’?
The U.S. Coast Guard’s initiative to build additional icebreakers is gaining momentum.
Will the US Coast Guard Close the ‘Icebreaker Gap’?
Sino-Russian Relations in the Arctic: Thawing Out or Freezing Up?
October 08, 2015
Sino-Russian Relations in the Arctic: Thawing Out or Freezing Up?
China is increasing its presence in the Russian Arctic. What does Moscow really think about it?
Sino-Russian Relations in the Arctic: Thawing Out or Freezing Up?
Russia and China in the Arctic: Is the US Facing an Icebreaker Gap?
September 07, 2015
Russia and China in the Arctic: Is the US Facing an Icebreaker Gap?
Among other things, Russia will introduce the design for a new super-nuclear icebreaker by the end of 2015.
Russia and China in the Arctic: Is the US Facing an Icebreaker Gap?
A Russian Perspective on China’s Arctic Role
September 27, 2014
A Russian Perspective on China’s Arctic Role
Russia’s need for new partners is opening the door for China in the Arctic.
A Russian Perspective on China’s Arctic Role
Asian Giants Look to the Arctic
February 26, 2014
Asian Giants Look to the Arctic
India and China are in a race to build a presence in the energy-rich Arctic region.
Asian Giants Look to the Arctic
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