Putin is making a power grab for the Arctic. The West needs to wise up – and prepare itself for conflict

By Dr Andrew Foxall

The Arctic is one of the world’s coldest regions climatologically, but it is becoming one of the hottest regions geopolitically. Last week, Russia test-fired a Bulava intercontinental missile over 3,100 miles (or ten time-zones) from the White Sea, in the west of the country, to Kamchatka, in the far east. Meanwhile, Norway announced that it had tracked 10 submarines from Russia’s Northern Fleet heading through the Arctic toward the Atlantic Ocean in the biggest such operation since the Cold War.

 

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