The Week Ahead: One kingdom, three countries

The Week Ahead: One kingdom, three countries

This Thursday, Denmark’s national assembly, the Folketing, will debate the government’s most recent two-year foreign policy and security strategy.A practice begun in 2017, publication...
Security still the main element in Nordic Arctic Strategies

Security still the main element in Nordic Arctic Strategies

“The Nordic countries share many political priorities for the Arctic – first and foremost to maintain the Arctic as a low-tension region – but...
Here’s how Trump’s budget proposal could affect the US Arctic

Here’s how Trump’s budget proposal could affect the US Arctic

Earlier this month, the Trump Administration released its 2019 budget proposal. The White House’s budget proposal is just that — a proposal to Congress...
Alaska’s new governor will face a daunting financial challenge

Alaska’s new governor will face a daunting financial challenge

Alaska’s next governor takes office in December after a campaign that largely hinged on his opposition to taxes and his support for sending Alaskans...
Ilulissat Two: Why Greenland and Denmark are inviting Arctic governments back this May

Ilulissat Two: Why Greenland and Denmark are inviting Arctic governments back...

Greenland and Denmark, in something of a surprise move have invited U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and all...
Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries about militarization in the North Atlantic

Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries...

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, is rare for her time; a truly left wing European head of government.She is chairman of Iceland’s...
As EU Arctic policy heads for a vote, a few questions still remain

As EU Arctic policy heads for a vote, a few questions...

One way to judge how interested members of the European Parliament are in legislation is to look at the number of changes they suggest...
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,...
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 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...