Putin Makes His First Move in Race to Control the Arctic

http://www.newsweek.com/2015/01/16/putin-makes-his-first-move-race-control-arctic-296594.html In November, the Russian K-550 nuclear ballistic submarine Alexander Nevsky, submerged in the Barents Sea between Russia and the North Pole, successfully launched a missile that travelled its prescribed course to Kamchatka in Russia’s far east. The Alexander Nevsky thus joins two other Russian nuclear submarines, which have, in the course of the autumn,... Continue Reading →

Russia Sends Nuclear Submarine Troops on Arctic Exercise

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-sends-nuclear-submarines-arctic-exercise-304931 Nuclear units in the Russian navy have engaged in exercises in the international waters underneath the North Pole, according to a statement issued today by the country's naval spokesperson - a move which analysts believe is a thinly veiled response to yesterday’s news that NATO is to reinforce its eastern European border with Russia. “In... Continue Reading →

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