In the Russian Arctic, the First Stirrings of a Very Cold War Though the Russian military has little in common with liberal Western politicians or environmental groups like Greenpeace, it is taking ice melt in the Far North seriously. Arctic nations pledge to cooperate on climate despite rising tensionsArctic countries on Thursday pledged to fight global warming, which is happening three times faster in the Far North, and to preserve peace in the region as its geopolitical importance rises. What is the Arctic Council and what does it want?Everyone wants a piece of the Arctic as the ice melts and valuable new resources are exposed. Can the Arctic Council prevent a new war for influence in the polar north? Biden and Putin shouldn't waste time arguing about things they can't fixIf Biden and Putin do meet later this year, they shouldn't spend time rehashing their irreconcilable differences. Dogged by Mideast, Blinken aims to revive US-Denmark ties - The Boston GlobeConfronting multiple unrelated international crises, Secretary of State Antony Blinken sought Monday to revive strained ties with Denmark, pledging renewed cooperation with the country over climate change, Arctic policy, and Russia. Blinken brings Biden's anti-Trump climate policy to IcelandU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is touting the Biden administration's abrupt shift in its predecessor's climate policies as he visits Iceland for talks with senior officials from the world's Arctic nations Dogged by Mideast crisis, Blinken visits DenmarkU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Denmark for talks on climate change, Arctic policy and Russia as calls grow for the Biden administration to take a tougher and more active stance on spiraling Israeli-Palestinian violence Russia Warns West Against Arctic Encroachment Ahead of Talks - The Moscow Times"Let me emphasize once again — this is our land and our waters," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.