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Greenland and the Arctic Region--in the light of defence policies

H. C. Bach

Greenland and the Arctic Region--in the light of defence policies

defence aims

by H. C. Bach

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Published by [Forsvarskommandoen], Forsvarets Oplysnings- og Velfærdstjeneste in [Vedbæk], København .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greenland,
  • Arctic regions,
  • Denmark,
  • Greenland.,
  • Arctic regions.
    • Subjects:
    • Military geography -- Greenland.,
    • Military geography -- Arctic regions.,
    • Greenland -- Strategic aspects.,
    • Arctic regions -- Strategic aspects.,
    • Denmark -- Defenses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] H.C. Bach & Jørgen Taagholt ; [translated by H. Johannesen].
      SeriesPeople and defence
      ContributionsTaagholt, Jørgen, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA995.G83 B3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination55 p. :
      Number of Pages55
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4296016M
      LC Control Number78324098

        The Arctic Council, formed in , comprises eight nations with territory lying within the Arctic Circle – the United States, Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. In late April, the United States opened a consulate in Greenland and provided the Danish territory with an economic aid of $ million. On the diplomatic front, in its Arctic policy paper and in various Arctic engagements, China often characterises Arctic issues as global affairs and the NSR as international waters; this is, no doubt, a way to legitimise its participation. However, Russia remains protective of its Arctic stakes and suspicious of non-Arctic nations’ : Current Affairs Correspondent East Asia. A curfew across Arctic Quebec in response to the COVID pandemic will be enforced by police with the help of local mayors and municipal councils. (Eilís Quinn/Eye on the Arctic) A region-wide curfew was put in place across the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec Sunday night after the first case of COVID was confirmed on Saturday. The Arctic Circle is an imaginary line that encircles the North Pole at about 66 degrees North Latitude. The Arctic is mostly ocean, but it also includes parts of Greenland, Canada, the United States, Russia, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland. Lands at the southern edges of the Arctic Circle are generally covered by tundra.


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Get this from a library. Greenland and the Arctic Region--in the light of defence policies: defence aims. [H C Bach; Jørgen Taagholt]. Greenland and the International Politics of a Changing Arctic examines the international politics of semi-independent Greenland in a changing and increasingly globalised Arctic.

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Specifically, the DoD Arctic Strategy updates DoD’s strategic objectives for the Arctic region, in light of DoD’s renewed assessment of the evolving Arctic security environment and the release of the National Defense Strategy (NDS).

Anchored in NDS goals and priorities. Greenland's future development: a historical and political perspective - Volume 21 Issue - Jørgen Taagholt Greenland and the Arctic region — in the light of defence policies; defence aims.

Copenhagen, Information and Welfare Service of the Danish Defence Cited by: 2. This book examines Arctic defense policy and military security from the perspective of all eight Arctic states.

In light of climate change and melting ice in the Arctic Ocean, Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Norway and the United States, as well as Iceland, Sweden and Finland, are grappling with an emerging Arctic security paradigm.

The answers are that the Danish presence in Greenland is part of Denmark’s wider foreign policy strategy and that Denmark plays a complex three-way game in order to stay present in the Arctic.

The Arctic in Danish foreign policy strategy. The Great Challenge of the Artic 11 that are directly and indirectly concerned.

All of the potential users of the Arctic Ocean are responsible for addressing the challenges raised by the sensitivity of the environment and the low resilience of Arctic marine ecosystems to human activity in particular.

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The activities of the Danish Defence in and around Greenland and the Faroe islands are conducted from the Arctic Command. The Arctic Command was established on 31st Octoberwhen the Island Command Greenland and the Island Command Faroes were united into a joint Arctic Command.

Safety of navigation in Greenland waters and the Arctic region are two of the Danish Maritime Authority's key areas of interest. On this page, you will find relevant information in the form of national and international orders, regulations and guidelines that may help you navigate the Arctic region in a.

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Donald Trump’s diplomatically clumsy and unsuccessful expression of interest in buying Greenland made the world sit up and take notice of the way that the Arctic has taken on crucial importance for geopolitics and climate : Arne Lietz. As a Danish band played punk-rock music and revelers enjoyed numerous adult beverages, most of the talk centered on the return of the sun.

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Two seemingly unrelated messages, reaching us only a few days apart, recently revealed how Greenland occupies an increasingly strategic place in today’s geopolitics. One of the messages might mean that the U.S. will soon send more troops, planes and other military equipment to Greenland; the other means that China’s growing and apparently semi-secret Arctic ambitionsAuthor: Krestia Degeorge.

The Vikings first sailed north of the Arctic Circle in the ninth century when Erik the Red colonized southern Greenland. Then in the 12th century Russia began exploring and colonizing parts of northern Siberia. By the end of the 17th century the whole vast territory was part of the Russian empire.

He is a member of the North American Defense and Security Academic Alliance and writes broadly on homeland defense issues. His book, The Polar Pivot: Great Power Competition in the Arctic and Antarctica, is forthcoming with Lynne Rienner Publishers in Image credit: John Pennell, US .