Julia A. Heath is an intern at Foreign Policy in Focus.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Preventing a Blowout in the Arctic
In September 2011, Vladimir Putin announced a program to begin offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling in the Russian Arctic. Putin is also interested in creating new sea terminals, which he said would rival the Suez and Panama Canals. In 2008, the U.S.