The USA is boiling while the ice in the Arctic is thawing. What happens with the balance between the superpowers and NATO when the western giant loses its grip? […]
The USA focuses on itself, whereas Russia and China look north. What we do need to know, is that a USA in crisis will affect the entire world, including the High North and the Arctic.
“A stable USA is not only important for NATO, but also for Russia and China”, says Professor Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen at the University of Tromsø.
Bertelsen believes the Arctic NATO countries will have to relate to a less predictable and less reliable USA in the future.
China and Russia do not sit still in the boat while the USA boils. Russia recently conducted a record-fast delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China; a voyage made possible by increasingly thawing Arctic sea ice.
Thus, Russia is one step closer to year-round navigation in the Arctic through the Northern Sea Route. Läs artikel