Arctic

21 posts

Beefing up Security in the Arctic?

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 7 April 2022 With the brutal war in Ukraine continuing, much attention is understandably focused on Eastern Europe. But Arctic security is now also receiving a […]

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Arctic Council Pulls Back from Russia

By David Dunlop, 4 March 2022 The Arctic Council has been heralded as a body that emphasized cooperation in the Arctic. However, Canada, along with six other Arctic member countries […]

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Operation NANOOK 2021

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 5 August 2021 On 3 August, two US Coast Guard ships, plus HMCS Goose Bay and HMCS Harry DeWolf set sail from Halifax. From 3 August to 12 […]

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New Icebreakers

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 6 May 2021 Once upon a time (i.e., 2011), the Harper government included the construction of one heavy icebreaker into the work schedule of what was then […]

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RN in High Arctic

Royal Navy in the High Arctic

David Dunlop, 15 September 2020. I just came across a Royal Navy article on the High Arctic and the RN’s involvement leading a multinational exercise across the Bering Straits recently. […]

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RCN in arctic

The Arctic and Canada

Canadians often define themselves as northern people, and think of the North as an integral part of the country. That attitude may be summed up, for example, by the famous […]

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HMCS FRE

The RCN in the Arctic?

At the onset of the Cold War, it became clear that the Arctic was of strategic significance. So, for a brief period, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) established a presence […]

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China and the Arctic

We’re very pleased to announce that one of the members of the CNR Editorial Board has just had a book published. China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada  […]

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Frigate in Arctic

This is no time to hesitate – Act!

If we keep on dithering with Arctic Ocean policy, it will be the ‘Arctic Desert’ before the academics, politicians, military and bureaucrats get anything done – and by then it […]

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