The Global Times published an article titled, “Ice Silk Road sets new direction for Arctic cooperation”. The article reads in part as follows:
Since the end of the Cold War, and especially since the beginning of the new century, the Arctic has become one of the concerns of international politics and global governance. At present, with the Arctic region facing some new trends, Arctic governance and cooperation have been struggling to move forward.
After the Cold War, the Arctic became a pilot area for global governance and international cooperation. However, in recent years, due to changes in international relations – and especially due to the deteriorating relationship between Russia and Western countries like the US – the Arctic has once again become a focus of attention in geopolitical confrontation.
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