March 29, 2014
Arctic: The Next U.S., Russian Flashpoint
Uri Friedman, The Atlantic
The Associated Press
A U.N. commission had recognized the maritime territory as part of Russia's continental shelf, Russia's minister of natural resources and environment proudly announced, and the decision would only advance the territorial claims in the Arctic that Russia had pending before the same committee. After a decade and a half of painstaking petitioning, the Peanut Hole was Russia's.
TAGGED: Russia, United States, Arctic