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...
Why the US Interior Department’s ‘lease everything’ approach to offshore oil drilling in Alaska backfired

Why the US Interior Department’s ‘lease everything’ approach to offshore oil...

When the U.S. Department of Interior announced on Jan. 4 that it would consider opening nearly all of the waters off the coast of...
Frozen superhighway: How Arctic indigenous organizations can embrace the internet

Frozen superhighway: How Arctic indigenous organizations can embrace the internet

The 4,000 residents of Utqiagvik, the northernmost city in the United States, was recently plugged into some of the fastest internet in the world...
Disengagement in the Arctic: Putting America last

Disengagement in the Arctic: Putting America last

When it comes to the Arctic, the Trump administration’s “America First” strategy risks putting America last. As the Arctic Ocean becomes increasingly navigable, it...
The Week Ahead: Mind the GIUK

The Week Ahead: Mind the GIUK

Whether you believe that the Arctic is or is not an area that NATO should be paying more attention to depends on your opinion...
How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories of the Arctic from being told

How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories...

In Tromsø, the main Arctic city in Norway, mayor Kristin Røymo welcomed us with a warning. She talked of what she called “Google images...
Trump is failing the US — and the Arctic — by ignoring climate change

Trump is failing the US — and the Arctic — by...

In his January interview with a fawning Piers Morgan, American Pres. Donald Trump again praised himself as a “stable genius” and demonstrated that he...
Could an Arctic agreement revolutionize global trade?

Could an Arctic agreement revolutionize global trade?

The World Economic Forum recently calculated a 1 trillion dollar untapped investment potential in one of the planet’s most environmentally vulnerable and critical regions...
The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska communities

The First Frontier: Creating a climate displacement fund for displaced Alaska...

Alaska needs a climate displacement fund, or it risks the lives of its indigenous communities. The world’s first climate change refugees may not only be...
The Week Ahead: Tension and tranquility

The Week Ahead: Tension and tranquility

When it comes to military matters, determining where the tension of the Baltic and North Atlantic ends and the tranquility of the Arctic begins...