No sooner have we lifted our gaze in the direction of a Corona-free horizon, the subsequent disaster is able to strike. The Excessive North lies distant from Ukraine, but as we border on Russia, the disaster is tangibly felt right here too.
Proper now, Russia’s Northern Fleet participates in a bigger Russian marine train going down each within the Barents Sea in addition to the world’s oceans.
“The Fleet’s exercises open up for rare insights into Russian calculations of Russian calculations of the future trajectory of the Ukraine conflict”, argues Researcher Ina Holst-Pedersen Kvam on the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy.
Dialogue and preparations
Researchers Jeremy Greenwood on the Brookings Establishment in Washington D.C. fears that dialogue between the events won’t achieve success:
“While dialogue with one’s strategic rivals (and enemies) remains a vital diplomatic tool, it is unclear that any new military security dialogue with Russia in the Arctic would advance the cause of peace or deconflict any military activity in the region”, he writes in an op-ed.
Our Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm also writes about the Ukraine crisis in his Friday commentary this week. The week after PM Jonas Gahr Støre’s visit to the White House, the editor-in-chief argues that his next trip should go to Finnmark.
“In spite of everything, it’s within the north that we share border with Russia”, Holm writes.
And subsequent 12 months, Norway takes over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Russia.
NSR and hydrogen at sea
The Northeast Passage noticed heavy visitors final 12 months. In 2021, almost 35 million tons of cargo were shipped along the Northern Sea Route. There was additionally record-high transit visitors alongside the NSR.
And there are green news from the public transport sector in Northern Norway. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Torghatten Nord have signed an agreement about Norway’s first full-scale hydrogen ferries.
Arctic cultural heritage
Denmark’s Ministry of Tradition stories that the Danish National Museum will transfer ownership of a unique Sami drum to the indigenous RiddoDuottar Museat in Karasjok, Norway.
And a few joyful information on the finish, though the pandemic in addition to the Ukraine disaster are certain to be talked about right here too:
Maybe we’ll see you in Kirkenes, Corona keen!
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Information Editor, Excessive North Information