Why the lingering dispute between Denmark and Canada over a high Arctic island is so important

Why the lingering dispute between Denmark and Canada over a high...

Last Saturday, I was on Hans Island.Not many people ever get to this island, which is a real pity. This tiny, nondescript, icy and...
The Week Ahead: Saving Kivalina

The Week Ahead: Saving Kivalina

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: Onward and upward

The Week Ahead: Onward and upward

In January, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN outfit responsible for assessing the science of climate change, issued a statement warning that...
China, Japan and South Korea hold their own Arctic dialogue

China, Japan and South Korea hold their own Arctic dialogue

A little over four years ago, as several Asian countries were vying for observer status in the Arctic Council, there was some concern over...
How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over Russia’s Northern Sea Route

How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over...

A serious violation of Arctic shipping safety rules by Yamal LNG carrier Boris Vilkitsky last month has escalated a growing conflict about the regulation of and...
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 Week Ahead: Conference edition

The Week Ahead: Conference edition

On the conference circuit, the scope of your worldview will determine whether your attention settles on one of three locations this week: Davos, Switzerland;...
Independence and stability are top priorities for Greenland’s new government

Independence and stability are top priorities for Greenland’s new government

Greenland, to the surprise of many, found itself on Thursday being led by a new unity government that, formally at least, puts an end...
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...
The Week Ahead: Oceans 2

The Week Ahead: Oceans 2

There is no shortage of bad news about the world’s oceans — to the point that even recent good news (that Australia’s Great Barrier...