Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russia’s Northern Fleet has stopped a ship suspected of violating sailing regulations in the remote Arctic waters of the Northern Sea Route. It is...
China’s ambassador to Iceland calls for direct flights to link the two nations

China’s ambassador to Iceland calls for direct flights to link the...

Jin Zhijan, ambassador for China in Iceland speaking to Morgunblaðið says that he would like to strengthen the cooperation between Iceland and China in...
Russia says it has collected enough proof to back its Arctic shelf claims

Russia says it has collected enough proof to back its Arctic...

The Russian Ministry of Defense says it has obtained comprehensive new proof that supports its claims on the Arctic shelf.The new information will be...
A Game of Thrones-themed ice hotel opens in Arctic Finland

A Game of Thrones-themed ice hotel opens in Arctic Finland

Game of Thrones fans now have the opportunity to get a feel for what sleeping in the Arctic cold is like, surrounded by the army of...
How the prospect of oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is dividing North Slope residents

How the prospect of oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is...

KAKTOVIK, Alaska — The sun had yet to rise in the remote Arctic in northeastern Alaska but tourists in search of polar bears were...
Sweden’s Lundin discovers new Barents oil and gas

Sweden’s Lundin discovers new Barents oil and gas

Lundin Petroleum announced on Tuesday that it had found additional oil and gas reserves in Norway's Arctic waters.The Swedish oil company said the Neiden prospect in...
Novatek signs construction contracts for Arctic LNG 2, as Yamal project hits milestone

Novatek signs construction contracts for Arctic LNG 2, as Yamal project...

Novatek, Russia's largest privately-owned natural gas producer, has signed several contracts for construction on its Arctic LNG 2 project, even as the company announces...
How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

In response to new Russian rules on the Northern Sea Route, the U.S. Navy plans to undertake significant operations in the Arctic this summer,...
The real question on China’s new Arctic policy will be how the Arctic responds

The real question on China’s new Arctic policy will be how...

So, finally, it is official. China is a “Near-Arctic State,” according to itself. One with great plans, ambitions and the wealth to back them...
Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

The Trump administration's $4.8 trillion proposed 2021 U.S. budget was released Monday, and it includes funding for several Arctic-related initiatives. Key among these are...