How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

In 1977, Norway established a maritime Fisheries Protection Zone (FPZ) around the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Norway avoided claiming an outright Exclusive Economic Zone...
The Week Ahead: Bringing the Arctic to the internet

The Week Ahead: Bringing the Arctic to the internet

In 2016, the Arctic Economic Council held its first Arctic Broadband Summit amid frustration that, despite all the talk about pokey internet speeds in...
The US keeps falling further behind other nations in preparing for the opening of the Arctic Ocean

The US keeps falling further behind other nations in preparing for...

Meteorologist David Titley, a professor at Penn State, is a retired Navy admiral, which means  “I do not have to start everything with, ‘I...
The UK’s new Arctic policy is more explicit — but still conservative

The UK’s new Arctic policy is more explicit — but still...

The United Kingdom adopted a new Arctic policy framework earlier this year, and while it supports the status quo, the strategy is more explicit...
The Week Ahead : Undersize me

The Week Ahead : Undersize me

In the North, the Summer Solstice, taking place this year on Thursday, June 21, means different things for different people. In Greenland, for example,...
As Arctic ice recedes, one of world’s strategic chokepoints opens up

As Arctic ice recedes, one of world’s strategic chokepoints opens up

The Bering Strait has rarely been mentioned in the same conversation as the Strait of Hormuz, the Strait of Malacca, or the Suez and...
The Week Ahead: A working relationship

The Week Ahead: A working relationship

When talking about relations amongst the three countries that make up the Kingdom of Denmark, it's easy to get bogged down in discussions of...
How doom and gloom climate coverage fails the Arctic

How doom and gloom climate coverage fails the Arctic

Elizabeth Arnold, a former National Public Radio political reporter, spent the early months of 2018 researching the way the story of climate change in...
The Week Ahead: Oceans 2

The Week Ahead: Oceans 2

There is no shortage of bad news about the world’s oceans — to the point that even recent good news (that Australia’s Great Barrier...
The fight over drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge includes some new twists — but few new ideas

The fight over drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge includes some new...

Hours of public testimony in four meetings across Alaska about oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in late May featured deeply held...