The US foreign policy for the last decades was mainly based on the non-proliferation of nuclear arms, which is apparently the only issue which Trump is not willing to revise in his approaches. First of all the minimization of nuclear threat from the North Korea concerns the relations with China. Trumps considers China doesn’t restrain the presumptuous regime, willing to gain the ICBMs.
There has been a lot in the news over the past few months about Russia’s military activity in the Arctic, with many media channels portraying these actions as part of an aggressive geopolitical strategy, with a revived Cold War narrative from both the Western and Russian side. These sensationalist stories should be interpreted with healthy skepticism, as military activity in the region by an Arctic state is not unusual or unprecedented, and because the Arctic is a region that has a history of beneficial and peaceful international cooperation. However, we should not ignore the recent uptick in military activity (Figure 1) in the region because military investment is a strong economic driver of growth for urban centers in the Arctic.
The international conference “Russia`s Arctic Sustainable Development and Challenges” was held in Murmansk on the 27-28 of June 2016. The world's first nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin" was selected as the main venue. This event was organized by Murmansk regional branch of Russian Geographical Society, Murmansk Arctic State University, International Press Centre of North Chamber of Commerce and Industry, George Washington University (USA) and the Information Centre of Nuclear Energy in Murmansk.
International research and training conference "Russia’s Arctic Cities Sustainable Development and Challenges" will take place on June, 27-28 in Murmansk on board of the first atomic icebreaker “Lenin” with the support of Murmansk region office of Russian Geographical Society, Murmansk Arctic State University (MAGU), International press centre of the North Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The George Washington University (USA) and Information centre on nuclear energy in Murmansk.