Tag: Denmark

Kort over USA,Canada og Grønland

Is Greenland at risk of being trapped in a security vacuum?

A triangular challenge: Greenland, Denmark and USA Mikael Hertig (c) april 2017 Af Mikael Hertig *       Abstract The Greenlandic-Danish relationship is, under auspices of the former colonial status under pressure for many reasons. First of all, a majority of the Greenlanders want sovereignty when the economic conditions are fulffilled. From a Danish point of view, it has…

Small Greenlandic political party wants to switch from to USA (1.1.)

Proposes to be connected  to  US instead of Denmark Corrected Mikael Hertig, maj 2017 GPL LICENS CC0 By Mikael Hertig, M of Sci Pol *   Recently Donald Trump proposed  the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen to buy Greenland of Denmark. This was immediately refused. “Greenland belongs to The Greenlanders”,  Mette Frederiksen said. Since 2009, Greenland has “Self Rule” but…

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Denmark should soften it’s small state policy approach

    Mikael Hertig, maj 2017 GPL LICENS CC0   By Mikael Hertig, M. of Sci. Pol. Intensify  Danish-Greenlandic cooperation with Canada When the Danish diplomatic conversation is about the relationship to  Canada, it is usually the question of the supremacy of Hans’ Island, which first emerges. But there are both geopolitical and cultural reasons why Denmark should make much…

Greenlanders to Trump: Greenland is not for sale

By Mikael Hertig, M. of Pol. Sci. August 16 2019. mh@aquut.com     Danes and Greenlanders:  “This is absurd”     Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)   Donald Trump is visiting Denmark primo September. Several US papers refers – among others Wall Street Journal   – that Trump…

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The blessing time of colonies

  Mikael Hertig (c) april 2017 In Denmark, the blessing time of colonies1 Marine Duc and Mikael Hertig Abstract Despite the implementation since the end of the 1970s of a gradual transfer of power from the government of Denmark to Naalakkersuisut – Government of Greenland -, this is not just a peaceful development in relations between the small Nordic country…

Greenlands leading party Siumut is at risc of being cleaved in two

  The leading Siumut Party is at risk at being split up in two after the  congress July 26. Thinking in European logics, a cleavage wood seem inevitable. However, Greenlanders think and act in a culture trying to avoid conflicts. And if conflicts comes to the surface, to live with them if possible. Vittus Qujaukitsoq Greenland’s near future depends on…

Greenland: Danish Government is bluffing (updated)

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen is bluffing when he threatens the Government of Greenland with eliminating “Bloktilskud”   Abstract Both by a debate in the Danish Folketing  in may and later repeated at a common “Rigsmøde” between the prime ministers of Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland the Danish Prime Minister has threatened the Greenlandish Government and Parliament (Naalakkersuisut, Inatsisartut)…