As ice recedes from the Northern Sea Route, Russia will need more icebreakers, not fewer

As ice recedes from the Northern Sea Route, Russia will need...

Rosatomflot will increase their icebreaker capacity to meet expected growing demand in the years to come.In an exclusive interview with High North News, Mikhail...
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...
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...
How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy icebreaker

How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy...

Two things happened in Washington D.C. this week that suggest the U.S. Coast Guard could soon find itself with no heavy icebreaker.First, a House...
How Arctic governance could become a testing ground for Sino-US relations

How Arctic governance could become a testing ground for Sino-US relations

The Arctic is becoming an important testing ground for US-China relations. As the world tries to work out ways to deal with how climate...
The Arctic remains a bright point in the sometimes bumpy relations between Russia and the Nordic states

The Arctic remains a bright point in the sometimes bumpy relations...

Not since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 have we seen something like this: the foreign ministers of Norway, Denmark and Iceland speaking of...
The European Parliament keeps an Arctic focus

The European Parliament keeps an Arctic focus

2016 could very well go down in history as the European Union’s “Polar Year.”The EU, along with 24 countries, recently brokered an international agreement...
Building sustainable city food systems in the Arctic

Building sustainable city food systems in the Arctic

Imagine Iceland engaging in an experimental project that could allow citizens to come together and grow fruits and vegetables — apples, bananas, tomatoes and...
Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around the region

Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around...

Barren lands, icebergs and a unique flora and fauna have been attracting more and more tourists to Arctic regions over the last decades. However,...
How Arctic Council observers benefit the region

How Arctic Council observers benefit the region

The Arctic Council, the forum in which Arctic states convene to discuss the region’s high level and working level affairs, consists of the 8 Arctic states,...