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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.
China’s Arctic Ambitions in Alaska
April 20, 2018

China’s Arctic Ambitions in Alaska

By Ashley Feng and Sagatom Saha
To realize its aspirations as a polar power, China has turned to 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?

By Heidar Gudjonsson and Egill Thor Nielsson
Beijing has had an active few months of Arctic diplomacy.

Will Russia Arm Its Icebreaker Fleet With Supersonic Cruise Missiles?
May 23, 2017

Will Russia Arm Its Icebreaker Fleet With Supersonic Cruise Missiles?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The head of the U.S. Coast Guard claims that Russia’s new class of icebreakers will be fully-fledged warships.

China’s New Silk Road and the Arctic
May 20, 2017

China’s New Silk Road and the Arctic

By Nengye Liu
Could the Belt and Road extend to the Arctic region?
China's Belt and Road Enters the Arctic
March 31, 2017

China's Belt and Road Enters the Arctic

By Heidar Gudjonsson and Egill Thor Nielsson
The Arctic states could find much-needed funding for infrastructure improvements through China's Belt and Road.

$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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The service awarded multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies this week.
China Begins Construction of Polar Icebreaker
December 22, 2016

China Begins Construction of Polar Icebreaker

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new vessel is expected to be commissioned in 2019.

How Asian Countries Are Making Their Way Into the Arctic
October 29, 2016

How Asian Countries Are Making Their Way Into the Arctic

By Nadezhda Filimonova and Svetlana Krivokhizh
Scientific research provides a doorway for Asian countries to pursue their interests in the Arctic.

Towards the Thaw: Seeking Clarity in China-Norway Relations
January 16, 2016

Towards the Thaw: Seeking Clarity in China-Norway Relations

By Marc Lanteigne and Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson
How can China and Norway move on from the political freeze sparked by dissident Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize?

Will the US Coast Guard Close the ‘Icebreaker Gap’?
January 14, 2016

Will the US Coast Guard Close the ‘Icebreaker Gap’?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Coast Guard’s initiative to build additional icebreakers is gaining momentum.
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?

By Benjamin David Baker
China is increasing its presence in the Russian Arctic. What does Moscow really think about it?

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