The continental shelf: geological, legal, or geopolitical?

With Shell receiving¬†conditional approval to drill in the Chukchi Sea in offshore Alaska, the phrase “continental shelf” has come up…

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Canadian and Russian claims to the Arctic: The allure of the North Pole

“We do not give up the North Pole. Canada’s claims to the North Pole are no more than ambition.” So declared Russian polar explorer and scientist¬†Artur Chilingarov on December 11,…Continue Reading →