the greatest map dispute of the 21st century?
Posted 21 September 2007 - 12:50 AM
Anyway... by the Russian reasoning, the British Isles are a natural extension of the Dutch mainland, so...
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:01 AM
I know a fair bit about this actually, since my institution is supporting developing countries in stating their claims for the continental shelf for the law of the sea.
Posted 21 September 2007 - 07:36 AM
Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:16 AM
Sea dispute might be better. Or ice dispute (but that might not last).
frax, i was considering just posting it as a "land dispute"
Posted 21 September 2007 - 12:05 PM
The Danes know that scientific inquiry alone will not determine who gets what in the north. "When we are talking resources, we are also talking politics," says Sander, who predicts that the demarcation of rights to the Arctic will end with a "dogfight at the International Court of Justice in the Hague."
interesting, maybe this isn't as big of a deal as i pictured it, if it can be resolved in court.
another more in-depth article about the same topic:
Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:07 PM
Canada and Denmark are already squabbling over a tiny island...
I think Canada should declare war on Denmark. I think we could take them. and their beautiful women would make wothwhile booty.
On a more serious note, there is a great article in this month's Harpers Magazine on the issue of Artic ressources
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