Russian Government Predicts Competition for Energy Resources Likely to Spur Military Conflicts on Country’s Border; Learn All Sides of the Story from The Russia News Service as the Quest for Arctic Oil Intensifies

WASHINGTON, May 14 — /EIN News/ The Russian government, as it states in its National Security Strategy paper, sees a scenario where the country’s next military conflict will be for energy resources – and it will be on its own border.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed off on the paper, which outlines the government’s priorities through 2020. Although subdued, the message was sent: The hunt for oil in the Arctic is one Russia won’t back down from. According to the paper, the Russians think the world “will be focused on getting hold of energy sources, including in the Middle East, the Barents Sea shelf and other Arctic regions, the Caspian and Central Asia.”

With the United States being one of those players, Russia is still concerned about both the proposed missile defense shield in Europe and its own slipping influence close to home. However, to its South, Russia stands face-to-face with a state that desires an ever-increasing amount of energy resources every day: China.

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