On September 19, while Biden was paying his respects to the late Queen of England, Russia and China held a joint military operation off the coast of Alaska. According to sources, a US Coast Guard ship on normal patrol in the Bering Sea happened upon a Chinese-guided missile cruiser.
At the top of the world, trade and resources are being fought for hegemony. The Northern Sea Route, also known as the Arctic Silk Road, provides a shipping link between Europe and Asia, bypassing the Suez and Panama Canals. Russia has militarized the region, building as many as 50 defensive outposts from the Barents Sea to Alaska.