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  • Deep Seabed Mining in the Arctic

    Norway’s decision in support of Arctic seabed mining could trigger ecological and geopolitical challenges.

    February 02, 2024

    China’s 13th Arctic Expedition

    Chinese scientists successfully carried out tasks at the North Pole onboard their first domestically built polar ice-breaker Xuelong 2.

    November 10, 2023

    India's Arctic Endeavours: Capacity Building and Capability Enhancement

    India needs to adopt a whole-of-nation approach, involving industry, academia, and think tanks, to build a comprehensive institutional base on Arctic issues.

    July 27, 2023

    Norway’s Priorities for its Arctic Council Chairship 2023–2025

    Given the ongoing geopolitical contestations and the current state of Norway’s relations with Russia, Norway may not be able to fully realise the ambitious agenda for its upcoming presidency of the Arctic Council.

    May 01, 2023

    India and Asian Observers: Need for Coordination in the Arctic Council

    India, in concert with the other four Asian Observers, could use the current state of flux to seek a more inclusive and equitable Arctic Council.

    April 13, 2023

    India’s G20 Presidency: Opportunity to Resume Engagement in the Arctic

    India could help in the resumption of the suspended scientific exchanges by the West in the Arctic.

    February 17, 2023

    Devvrat Singh asked: Does temperature rise in different parts of world affect geopolitics?

    Anurag Bisen replies: Global warming impacting geo-politics is very much evident in the radically transformed Arctic region, which is warming four times faster than other parts of Earth.  Arctic’s ice meltdown and its geographical location is likely to transform global maritime commerce and also opens up possibilities of extraction of huge potential oil and gas and other mineral resources, and expanded fishing and tourism in the Arctic.

    Understanding China–Russia Cooperation in the Arctic

    The Ukraine crisis, shifting geopolitical alliances in the Indo-Pacific and Western-imposed economic sanctions on Russia have strengthened China–Russia cooperation in the Arctic.

    January 10, 2023

    US National Strategy for the Arctic Region: An Assessment

    The 2022 US National Strategy for the Arctic is reflective of the growing salience of the region in US strategic considerations.

    October 14, 2022

    Western Hydrocarbon Exodus and Arctic Boycott: Opportunities for India in Russia

    India needs to seize the opportunities presented by the exit of Western companies from the Russian energy sector.

    September 15, 2022