China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

A spider expanding its web. Another move in president Xi’s global chess play. A long-term plan to take over where President Trump’s United States...
How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over Russia’s Northern Sea Route

How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over...

A serious violation of Arctic shipping safety rules by Yamal LNG carrier Boris Vilkitsky last month has escalated a growing conflict about the regulation of and...
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...
A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic policy

A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic...

BEIJING — China on Friday outlined its ambitions to extend President Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping lanes...
ExxonMobil is pulling out of its Arctic joint venture with Rosneft

ExxonMobil is pulling out of its Arctic joint venture with Rosneft

It was ExxonMobil that signed the paychecks and contributed with key resources when a Norwegian rig in 2014 discovered the field which later was...
Alaska aims to steer its own course on climate change

Alaska aims to steer its own course on climate change

Alaska must transition away from fossil fuels, invest more in renewables, and cut back on carbon emissions, according to a draft policy release by...
What China’s involvement means for Alaska’s latest Arctic gas line plan

What China’s involvement means for Alaska’s latest Arctic gas line plan

A decade ago, after a giant Chinese oil company expressed interest in acquiring natural gas from Alaska, Sen. Ted Stevens had a simple answer...
Trump administration kicks off ANWR oil leasing process

Trump administration kicks off ANWR oil leasing process

The Trump administration is formally kicking off the process intended to sell oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a swath...
The Trump administration has just announced its slate of hearings on ANWR drilling plans

The Trump administration has just announced its slate of hearings on...

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has scheduled public meetings, in locations ranging from tiny Alaska villages to the nation’s capital, to discuss the...
‘America’s got to up its game in the Arctic,’ says Defense Secretary Mattis

‘America’s got to up its game in the Arctic,’ says Defense...

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — The United States needs to "up its game" in the Arctic and deal with an increasingly important and...