The Week Ahead: Greenland continues it march to independence, oil’s outlook improves and Nunavummiut go to the polls

The Week Ahead: Greenland continues it march to independence, oil’s outlook...

Note: Regular readers of the former Arctic Journal will be familiar with the Week Ahead, a weekly preview of some of the events related...
How debris from rockets launched far away is a risk to Inuit food security

How debris from rockets launched far away is a risk to...

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite into orbit on Oct. 13, it did so despite opposition from Inuit leaders in Canada...
The Week Ahead: The Arctic Council meets in Oulu while Greenland’s leader calls on China

The Week Ahead: The Arctic Council meets in Oulu while Greenland’s...

Note: Regular readers of the former Arctic Journal will be familiar with the Week Ahead, a weekly preview of some of the events related to...
What happened to the Canada-US Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement—and why it matters

What happened to the Canada-US Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement—and why it...

What is the status of the Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement? In short, it has been given a hasty burial.To review, in March 2016, Canadian...
How China’s economic growth changes security in the High North

How China’s economic growth changes security in the High North

“We will have to rely a lot heavier on our own defense capacities in order to deter in the coming years,” says Øystein Tunsjø...
A new era of shipping traffic on the Northern Sea Route

A new era of shipping traffic on the Northern Sea Route

After nearly a decade of limited growth, the Northern Sea Route is set to experience a significant expansion of cargo volume over the coming...
How Arctic Council observers benefit the region

How Arctic Council observers benefit the region

The Arctic Council, the forum in which Arctic states convene to discuss the region’s high level and working level affairs, consists of the 8 Arctic states,...
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, 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 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...