The Winds of the New Cold War Are Howling in the Arctic Circle: The Second Newsletter (2023)

The New Dark Age

Thursday, 12 January 2023 — The Tricontinental

Spiridonov Yuri Vasilyevich Sakha Landlord of the Moma mountains 2006Spiridonov Yuri Vasilyevich (Sakha), Landlord of the Moma Mountains, 2006.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

In 1996, the eight countries on the Arctic rim – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States – formed the Arctic Council, a journey that began in 1989 when Finland approached the other countries to hold a discussion about the Arctic environment. The Finnish initiative led to the Rovaniemi Declaration (1991), which established the council’s precursor, the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy.

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