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...

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

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

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...
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...
A unique Russian drilling ship is set for an Arctic overhaul

A unique Russian drilling ship is set for an Arctic overhaul

The Russian supply ship Bavenit will become one of the world’s best equipped ships of its kind, capable of exploring the outer parts of...
Finland and Estonia’s undersea rail tunnel could cost $20 billion by 2040

Finland and Estonia’s undersea rail tunnel could cost $20 billion by...

HELSINKI — The world's longest undersea rail tunnel between Finland and Estonia could cost up to 20 billion euros ($24.7 billion) and be opened...
Canada’s Inuit seek a larger voice in the future of the Northwest Passage

Canada’s Inuit seek a larger voice in the future of the...

As Canada’s Northwest Passage and its nearby resources are eyed with increasing interest by countries such as China, Inuit say they must be included in...
A new study rekindles hope for Nome port expansion

A new study rekindles hope for Nome port expansion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will once again examine the port of Nome to determine if the Alaska city might be a possible...
Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Measuring about a foot on its longest side and not much thicker than a long book, the first satellite to be taken into use...
Joint Russia-US proposal calls for Bering Strait shipping lanes

Joint Russia-US proposal calls for Bering Strait shipping lanes

A joint U.S.-Russian proposal awaiting review by the International Maritime Organization would designate shipping lanes in the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea, where...
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...