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martalunde68

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Arctic - territory of dialogue
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:41:36 PM »
Former NATO commander Admiral James Stavridis suggests Donald Trump to look on the Arctic as an opportunity to start cooperation with Russia on wide range of issues.
Stavridis also proposed holding a summit of the nations with interests in the Arctic to launch new economic, scientific and enviromental projects in the region.
The conference was hold at the Stimson Centres' Army and Navy club on January 13 2017.
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Re: Arctic - territory of dialogue
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 08:06:14 PM »
Economic... give us a brake... I understand they will pour the n to nice Arctic is ice free but what the heck.. let's not promote exploitation....
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 09:26:05 PM »
Dear Dr Tskoul,
I do not think the Russkies have invested in 40+ icebreakers (with more to come) in a spirit of Scientific Endeavour.
The USA is not just behind the curve; the USA is just not in the game. Is that a good or a bad thing ?
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 11:05:59 AM »
Being out of game in the Arctic issues it's at least shortsighted. And ice-breakers capability is a small part of the wider problem. The US as a major power must have all necessary tools to explore the Arctic and to protect own national interests in the region.

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 01:53:31 PM »
Being out of game in the Arctic issues it's at least shortsighted. And ice-breakers capability is a small part of the wider problem. The US as a major power must have all necessary tools to explore the Arctic and to protect own national interests in the region.

But they want more F-35s!! Who has time for ice breakers...
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2017, 02:10:45 PM »
Well, think of it: the way the arctic is going, ice-breakers might not be a good long-term investment...