Sunday, August 26, 2012
Quoted in The Telegraph (UK)
Cleo was quoted in Colin Freeman's The Telegraph story on the Arctic:
Yet the fact Beijing has no realistic territorial claim there may not stop it seeing the Arctic as its own backyard, according to Ms Paskal. What Moscow wants to rename as the "Russian Ocean", Beijing may opt to term the "northern Pacific".
"China is an expanding maritime power, and has already shown a 'might is right' policy in the South China Sea," she said, referring to recent military stand-offs with Vietnam over the Spratly Islands. "Potential for conflict in the Arctic is probably limited, but it may lead to a fundamental shift in world geostrategy. For centuries, northern Russia has been seen as a wall. Now it's going to be a highway, which opens up all kinds of new threats."
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