It's time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Why Russia wants to own the North Pole.
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    The ice in the Arctic is disappearing. Melting Arctic ice means new economic opportunities: trade routes in the Arctic ocean, and access to natural resources. Because of this, the Arctic nations are now moving to expand their border claims. Russia has shown that it’s the most ambitious, using a potent combination of soft power and military buildup to advance its agenda. They’ve said the Arctic is rightfully theirs.

    Check out more arctic maps from IBRU, Durham University, UK: http://www.durham.ac.uk/ibru/resources/arctic /

    Vox Borders is a new international documentary series presented by Emmy-nominated videojournalist Johnny Harris. For this series, Johnny is producing six 10-15 minute documentaries about different borders stories from around the world.
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  • Vox
    Vox  a years ago +1151

    Here's the second Vox Borders episode. Being in the Arctic in the summer was an experience I'll never forget, 24 hours of sunlight per day was intense to say the least. Third documentary is coming next Tuesday! Sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date: www.vox.com/borders-email. Thanks everyone for following along this journey.

    And in case you missed it, here's the first episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WvKeYuwifc

    - Johnny

  • Spinkey
    Spinkey  20 hours ago

    polar caps melting exposing more water
    people: mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine

  • Phoenix Y37 Phoenix Y37

    Sorry to say to tou that Canada have not a big city at North but we are at alert that is more at North. And Canadian Arm Force make a lot of exercise at north
    We have equipement to go there and we are dress in white too. We have pattol of Nunavut community that checking too and we have military intallation at Iqaluit with military jet to intercept any violation of Russia over our territory.
    And ho i forget to say to you that all radar station of Norad at north is operation and going well.
    You realy dont know what we doing at north with other country.
    Where you comming from?
    Did you know that the American Cruise Missile was test in north of Canada like to exercise of the type of ground of Russia.
    And Canada is not in war too again Russia. We play hockey togerter. So dont wory for us canada is where it was always be and will stand for.

  • Agera R
    Agera R  4 days ago

    LETS RISE MY RUSSIAN BROTHERS 🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮

  • Weischeezy
    Weischeezy  5 days ago

    We can only hope that US will start to play by the rules.

  • Caius Ayouby
    Caius Ayouby  7 days ago

    santa... duh.

  • David Renton
    David Renton  7 days ago

    just you wait until Antarctica melts, get a rerun of the Falklands.

  • Jack Daniels
    Jack Daniels  7 days ago

    With the polar caps retreating, perhaps this is the economic reasoning for climate change deniers.

  • Xizhe Wang
    Xizhe Wang  14 days ago

    Tell me Alaska and Hawaii are not place holders lol

  • Emre Demir
    Emre Demir  14 days ago

    All is myn!

  • Lucas Weissenborn
    Lucas Weissenborn  21 days ago +1

    We don't need borders in the arctic ocean. We need one huge border AROUND the arctic ocean that keeps the United States and Russia from destroying our planet even more!

  • Deogracias Moka
    Deogracias Moka  21 days ago

    Soon Russia will be the name of a deadly virus...US can bomb, invade, sabotage countries economy, torture, overthrow legally elected governments, violate all known international laws, occupy Guam etc... that's cool but Russia takes back its land and protect its interest, rebuild its military...oh oh that's aggressive. You really think people are stupids or what? Long live Putin...

  • Andrew Gibson
    Andrew Gibson  21 days ago

    This is so sad. We are litterally dieing due to all these environmentally unfriendly resources. Now we are going to purge one of the most beutiful places

  • prasanth
    prasanth  21 days ago

    It's time to rethink if you're profiting out of global warming.

  • Angeeth Lr
    Angeeth Lr  21 days ago

    No one cares about the melting in North pole:(:(:(

  • mafenza
    mafenza  21 days ago

    without Putin, Russia will be boring

  • Jlassi Jlali
    Jlassi Jlali  21 days ago

    Rule are power!

  • Colette Hu
    Colette Hu  21 days ago

    humans are really rushing to ruin our earth huh

  • t Time
    t Time  21 days ago +1

    It's not that those Russians on svalbard don't want to talk about politics.... it's that they can't...

  • ComboBlaze
    ComboBlaze  a months ago

    The song used after 2:15 is Something (Longer) (for Windy) by Bonobo.