The Polar Silk Road Will be Cleared With Chinese Icebreakers

 The Polar Silk Road Will be Cleared With Chinese Icebreakers

Chinese icebreaker Xue Long at Fremantle, Australia, 2016 (Bahnfriend / CC BY SA 4.0)

Published
Nov 22, 2021 12:07 PM by


Jeremy Greenwood







The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Karl Schultz, is among those who commonly say that “presence equals influence in the Arctic.” Yet the United States has only one heavy icebreaker, the incredibly aging Polar Star, and the medium icebreaker, Healy, which is used primarily for marine science research.


Neither is in a position to be…

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