The Week Ahead: Bringing the Arctic to Brussels

The Week Ahead: Bringing the Arctic to Brussels

Finding an EU footprint in the Arctic is not hard. Two of its members, Sweden and Finland, have territory north of the Arctic circle,...
How a recent Alaska test flight could transform the Arctic

How a recent Alaska test flight could transform the Arctic

Earlier this summer, an aircraft took off from a remote spot in Interior Alaska not far far south of the Arctic Circle, climbed to...
Why Asia and Europe are positioned to define the future of the Arctic

Why Asia and Europe are positioned to define the future of...

When China released its Arctic policy white paper in January, the move prompted a slew of think pieces in Western media about the role...
How bundling power can help remote Arctic communities transition to clean energy

How bundling power can help remote Arctic communities transition to clean...

The predominantly Inuit town of Kugaaruk, Nunavut in Canada’s far North pays more than a dollar per kWh for electricity — nearly ten times...
Why US climate hostility might be a bigger threat to Arctic Council cooperation than security tensions

Why US climate hostility might be a bigger threat to Arctic...

The Trump Administration’s reluctance to recognize climate change as a major problem in the Arctic is currently frustrating negotiations in the run-up to the...
A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus — so far

A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus —...

Imagine the audacity it takes to close off the largest island on Earth from the rest of the world. An impossibility, a baffling paradox,...
The Week Ahead: First among many

The Week Ahead: First among many

The Arctic Council has never made much use of the Arctic Circle, a big annual conference held in Reykjavík, Iceland, each October: It was...
The battle over public perceptions of Arctic oil drilling is far from over

The battle over public perceptions of Arctic oil drilling is far...

The recent decision by another major bank to all but close the door on future financing for oil drilling in the Arctic won’t stop...
A Trump administration report presents a grossly distorted picture of Nordic nations

A Trump administration report presents a grossly distorted picture of Nordic...

The Trump administration didn’t put its top minds to work on “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism,” a 72-page report that paints a dim portrait...
Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

It is very difficult to have a conversation with an ice floe. You may select a floe with an intriguing personal history; perhaps a past...