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Facing growing outside influence, local Arctic leaders seek more cross-border collaboration 

Facing growing outside influence, local Arctic leaders seek more cross-border collaboration 

How can leaders of Arctic towns and cities encourage local development while ensuring their communities’ needs aren’t overlooked by larger forces such as national...

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Missile defense and the danger of ignoring diplomacy

Missile defense and the danger of ignoring diplomacy

At a remote site in Interior Alaska, 40 rockets in underground silos stand ready for launch, each topped with small spacecraft that could be...
How teaching negotiation skills can benefit Arctic communities

How teaching negotiation skills can benefit Arctic communities

In Narsaq, a town in southern Greenland, some residents are torn on the subject of mining for raw materials, such as uranium. Warmer temperatures...
Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative: report

Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative: report

SYDNEY — Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China's multibillion-dollar...
Week Ahead: Making Svalbard great again

Week Ahead: Making Svalbard great again

When he participates in Svalbard 203040 today and tomorrow, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Norway’s commerce minister, will listen in on discussions about things like “smarter...
LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an escort

LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an escort

Last month, the LNG tanker Eduard Toll made history as the first ship to cross Russia’s Northern Sea Route in winter without the help...