Russia: Arktika’s exit arouses a new battle over the exploitation of the Arctic

Translated by Claudia Oppong Peprah, proofread by Claire Tholozan The nuclear-powered Russian icebreaker “Arktika” which has just returned to St. Peterburg harbor on September 17th departed again on September 22nd 2020 to rejoin its future home port, Murmansk. The voyage will enable it to test its potential under extreme conditions one last time. The impressive […]

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Is the Arctic the new El Dorado of black gold?

Translated by Marine El Hajji With global warming, new opportunities seem to be arising in the Arctic whether in terms of transportation – with the new sea routes opening ‘thanks to’ the ice melting, for example – or in terms of energy exploitation. In our economies that are extremely focused on productivism, oil is naturally the key resource. And […]

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