Date: 9 July 2019
Northern Sea Route. Russia Is Fighting For the Arctic – Quoting in the American National Review
In the article that appeared in National Review “Is a Truly Cold War Emerging in the Arctic?” by Christopher Tremoglie, the text from our analytics program Russia Monitor “Russia Imposes Foreign Sailing Restrictions on Northern Sea Route” was quoted.
National Review is an American conservative biweekly opinion founded in New York in 1955. The current editor-in-chief is Rich Lowry. Many NR commentators are associated with think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation or the American Enterprise Institute.
Excerpt from the article Is a Truly Cold War Emerging in the Arctic ?:
Why is the route such a focus of the budding conflict? Russia has an obvious interest in controlling access to the arctic. According to the Warsaw Institute, the region is vital to the country’s energy policy and accounts for 30 percent of its GDP. “I think the Russians have a grand strategy, having to do with the Northern Sea Route,” says author Timothy J. Colton, the chairman of the Department of Government at Harvard University. The DOD report specifies that the U.S. wants the region to remain safe and stable. In the long term, this could be hard to accomplish as long as each country is suspicious of the other’s motives. Russian efforts to control the Northern Sea Route could easily lead the U.S. to build up its forces and Russia to respond in kind, sparking an arms race that each side blames on the other.