Tag: Greenland

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…

Map of Greenland, Kalaalit Nunaat

Greenland – KaIaalit Nunaaat – is Kim Kielsen facing an unstable autumn?

  Mikael Hertig, maj 2017 GPL LICENS CC0   By Mikael Hertig * Siumut rebellion is postponed, not closed down Kim Kielsen, still chair of Siumut and prime minister for Government of Greenland As earlier articles have explained, internal dissatisfaction with Kim Kielsen is a threat to his leadership – both in the Siumut party — and the Government, Naalakkersuisut.…

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…

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…

Map of Greenland in northern circumpolar

Greenland: Kielsen will not retire immidiately – but later UPDATED

Crisis in Government of Greenland: Kielsen will retire at a later stage By Mikael Hertig August 14 2019   Kim Kielsen, chair of Siumut and prime minister for Government of Greeland   As mentioned in an article yesterday, seven members of  the chair of Siumut party (“Siumut” = “Avance”) claimed the retirement of Kim Kielsen, Prime Minister of Government of…

Majority in Greenlands party Siumut demands resignation of their Governor

  Map of Greenland     Kim Kielsen’s position as country chairman is under threat   Photo of National Chairman Kim Kielsen taken from his New Year’s speech     A majority of Inatsisartut’s Siumut group in a press release late Monday demanded Naalakkersuisut chairman Kim Kielsen step down. This is what the Greenlandic newspaper Sermitsiaq writes early Tuesday morning.…

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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…

A Greenlandic perspective on the Greenlandic economy

Adam Grydehøj is a researcher in microstates and island communities, with a focus on the Arctic region and China. He is director of the Island Dynamics research institute (www.islanddynamics.org), executive editor of Island Studies Journal (www.islandstudies.ca), and guest lecturer in political science at Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland. A Danish version of this article  was first published in Sermitsiaq.     Adam…

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)…