Forget Greenland. A more dangerous game is being played in the Arctic

While United States President Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland grabbed headlines recently, there's a largely overlooked, much more serious territorial issue in the Arctic: Russia's next chess move aimed at asserting ownership of the North Pole.

On Aug 24, Russia launched a missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon from a submarine near the North Pole. That's strategic and quite serious, adding another dimension to a region that's heating up in more ways than one.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2019, with the headline 'Forget Greenland. A more dangerous game is being played in the Arctic'. Print Edition | Subscribe