Regional differences complicate efforts to bring broadband to the Arctic

Regional differences complicate efforts to bring broadband to the Arctic

As part of its assessment of the telecommunications needs in the North, the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Telecommunications Infrastructure in the Arctic is...
The Week Ahead: Better-educated guesses

The Week Ahead: Better-educated guesses

If you knew earlier in the week what the weather was going to be like today, it's likely because you had consulted a weather...
Why Russia is likely to remain cooperative in the Arctic

Why Russia is likely to remain cooperative in the Arctic

Sometimes there is much solace in cool analysis. Listen to this: Russia is likely to continue as an active and willing partner in the...
From threatened to thriving: Using technology to preserve Arctic Indigenous languages

From threatened to thriving: Using technology to preserve Arctic Indigenous languages

Most Gwich’in children living in the Northwest Territories in Canada and Northern Alaska will never learn to speak their native language. Of the 6,000...
Details of a Cold War CIA mission in the Arctic Ocean show how much the region has changed

Details of a Cold War CIA mission in the Arctic Ocean...

As declining sea ice and warmer temperatures speed the opening of the Arctic Ocean, the story of “Operation Coldfeet” is a reminder of just...
Black Carbon, Trump, and America as an Arctic Nation: Juneau’s SAO Meeting

Black Carbon, Trump, and America as an Arctic Nation: Juneau’s SAO...

As Senior Arctic Officials met in Juneau last week, trepidations about U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy engagement in the region and anxieties of address...
The Week Ahead: Mixing oil and taxes

The Week Ahead: Mixing oil and taxes

The Week Ahead is a preview of some of the events related to the region that will be in the news in the coming...
The Week Ahead: Capital ambitions

The Week Ahead: Capital ambitions

This week, your correspondent is on the road, visiting two urban Arctic centers — first Oulu, Finland, and then Luleå, Sweden.Tromsø, Norway, has staked...
The Week Ahead: They need to talk

The Week Ahead: They need to talk

When the first Arctic Security Roundtable, a series of occasional meetings organized by the Munich Security Conference, was held in Washington in 2017, the...
Innovation for a new Arctic

Innovation for a new Arctic

Rapid environmental and social changes in the Arctic region have enormous local and global impacts, from endangering indigenous communities to increasing global sea level....