Kald fred i Arktis?HMS Trenchant breaks through the Ice of the Arctic). See SWNS story SWCRICKET; A group of Royal Navy submariners took a break from a training expedition at the North Pole - to play CRICKET. Crews from HMS Trenchant were in the Arctic Circle for Ice Exercise 2018, a five-week operation with US forces. And during some downtime they got their bat and ball out for a game of cricket. The conditions for the players were mixed - it was dry with beautiful clear sky but they had to endure freezing temperatures. HMS Trenchant, a 'hunter killer' sub, had joined the USS Connecticut and USS Hartford for ICEX, which had been co-ordinated by the US Navy's Arctic Submarine Laboratory. The ice exercise allowed the submariners to test a range of equipment such as sonar against live 'targets' and to practice tracking and simulating attacks against other submarines. Commander David Burrell, the commanding officer of HMS Trenchant, said: "This ice exercise has been excellent and very well conducted. *** Local Caption *** Model Release Forms Held HMS Trenchant breaks through the Ice of the Arctic). See SWNS story SWCRICKET; A group of Royal Navy submariners took a break from a training expedition at the North Pole - to play CRICKET. Crews from HMS Trenchant were in the Arctic Circle for Ice Exercise 2018, a five-week operation with US forces. And during some downtime they got their bat and ball out for a game of cricket. The conditions for the players were mixed - it was dry with beautiful clear sky but they had to endure freezing temperatures. HMS Trenchant, a 'hunter killer' sub, had joined the USS Connecticut and USS Hartford for ICEX, which had been co-ordinated by the US Navy's Arctic Submarine Laboratory. The ice exercise allowed the submariners to test a range of equipment such as sonar against live 'targets' and to practice tracking and simulating attacks against other submarines. Commander David Burrell, the commanding officer of HMS Trenchant, said: "This ice exercise has been excellent and very well conducted.

Kald fred i Arktis?

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Russlandskonferansen 2018

fredag 14. september 2018, kl. 08:30

Sal: Wergeland

Arrangør: NUPI

Inngang: Gratis

Hvordan påvirker konflikten mellom Russland og Vesten situasjonen i Arktis? Bli med på NUPIs årlige russlandskonferanse 14. september der blant annet dette skal diskuteres.

Arktis har lenge blitt sett på som en region preget av internasjonalt samarbeid på både multilateralt og bilaterale nivå. Selv om forholdet mellom Russland og Vesten har blitt kraftig forverret etter krisen i Ukraina, mente mange at arktisk samarbeid i stor grad ville kunne forbli uberørt.

Hvordan påvirker de forverrede relasjonene mellom Vesten og Russland samarbeidet i Arktis? Vil samarbeidet også denne gang kunne skjermes, eller går vi mot en politisk nedkjøling i nord? Dette er noen av spørsmålene som skal diskuteres på NUPIs årlige Russlandskonferanse, som i år avholdes 14. september på Litteraturhuset i Oslo.

På konferansen blir det også presentert resultater fra det NFR-finansierte CANARCT-prosjektet, som har hatt som mål å kartlegge hvordan dynamikken i forholdet mellom Russland og Vesten i kjølvannet av Ukraina-konflikten påvirker samarbeidet mellom Russland og andre aktører i Arktis.

Meld deg på her. 

 

PROGRAM:

08.30-09.00 Registrering og kaffe
09.00-09.10 Åpning ved NUPI-direktør Ulf Sverdrup
09.10-10.10 Paneldiskusjon 1: The Arctic as a domestic issue in Russia
Ordstyrer: Arild Moe (FNI)
Helge Blakkisrud (NUPI): Defining the Arctic the Russian way
Nina Poussenkova (IMEMO, Moskva): Russia’s Arctic Energy
Dmitriy Tulupov (St Petersburg State University): The concept of “opornaya zona” in the Russian Arctic
10.10-10.30 Kaffepause
10.30-11.45 Paneldiskusjon 2:The Arctic as a meeting place
Ordstyrer: Anja Salo (Barentssekretariatet)
Aleksander Sergunin (St Petersburg State University): The Russian perspective
Kristian Lundby Gjerde (NUPI): Interaction Effects in the Arctic
Heather Conley (CSIS): The US perspective on the Arctic
11.45-12.30 Lunsj
12.30-13.20 Key note ved utenriksminister Ine Eriksen Søreide
13.20-14.30 Paneldiskusjon 3: Arctic Futures
Ordstyrer: Katarzyna Zysk (IFS)
Pavel Baev (PRIO): Hard security challenges in the Arctic
Konstantin Zaikov (Arctic Strategic Center, NARFU): The future of international cooperation in the Arctic: a view from the region
Jakub M. Godzimirski (NUPI): Arctic futures – three basic scenarios

 

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