The Week Ahead: Tip of an iceberg

The Week Ahead: Tip of an iceberg

Mention the United States Coast Guard in an Arctic context, and it is the service’s gradually shrinking ice-breaking capacity that attracts most attention. That...
Under Trump, US-Russian relations hit new low

Under Trump, US-Russian relations hit new low

President Donald Trump came into office with hopes of establishing a "fantastic relationship" with Russia, praising his counterpart in Moscow as "very smart." Instead,...
China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launched the Xue Long 2 (雪龙2), which translates to “Snow Dragon,” in an elaborate ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on Monday. The new...
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 we eat around the Arctic reveals the region’s disparities

How we eat around the Arctic reveals the region’s disparities

To get a sense of the attention to detail that it takes to earn a Michelin star, the ultimate distinction for a chef, consider DILL,...
How Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw some of the last lines on its map

How Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw some of the last...

In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations to recognize an extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the...
What Trudeau’s first official visit to Canada’s North as prime minister means for the region

What Trudeau’s first official visit to Canada’s North as prime minister...

Before Justin Trudeau headed south to the White House, he went north to the Arctic. What happened on the Prime Minister’s first official visit...
How the Arctic fits into China’s ambitious transport infrastructure plans

How the Arctic fits into China’s ambitious transport infrastructure plans

Seen from an Arctic perspective, one of the ironies of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a $5 trillion investment plan to create transport links...
The Week Ahead: Guess who’s coming to Ilulissat

The Week Ahead: Guess who’s coming to Ilulissat

Planning a reunion can be tricky: Everyone is who was there the first time around gets invited, but you never know until the last...
The Arctic conflict: truth, fantasy or a little bit of both?

The Arctic conflict: truth, fantasy or a little bit of both?

I have been pondering for a long time why many people consider the Arctic region an arena of some sort of a future conflict....