Did Finland fail as Arctic Council chair?

Did Finland fail as Arctic Council chair?

The chair of the Arctic Council organises the meetings of the Sustainable Development Working Group and the Senior Arctic Officials as well as the...
Pompeo’s bombastic Arctic Council performance could prove an aberration — or a new normal

Pompeo’s bombastic Arctic Council performance could prove an aberration — or...

No, Mike Pompeo, the United States did not purchase Alaska from Russia in 1857. That happened a decade later, as every school child in...
China reveals Arctic geopolitics to be above Pompeo’s pay grade

China reveals Arctic geopolitics to be above Pompeo’s pay grade

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s swashbuckling fantasies aside, geopolitical competition in the contemporary Arctic is not about who controls swaths of continents or...
Why the work of the Arctic Council will continue even without consensus on climate change

Why the work of the Arctic Council will continue even without...

On Tuesday this week, as many readers will know, the foreign ministers of the eight Arctic states, who met in Finland for a key...
Why a US-driven dispute over Arctic Council climate language is different this time around

Why a US-driven dispute over Arctic Council climate language is different...

Refusing to talk about climate change in hopes it will go away is hardly a sensible strategy.But it’s not really a surprise that U.S....
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...
The Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategic vision downplays a big problem: budget constraints

The Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategic vision downplays a big problem:...

The 2019 update of the U.S. Coast Guard vision for the Arctic is a document rich with bureaucratic language about the growing importance of...
What the new US Coast Guard strategy tells us about the Arctic in 2019

What the new US Coast Guard strategy tells us about the...

The U.S. Coast Guard’s ‘Vision’ for the Arctic, released earlier this week, walks the line between proposing clear-cut solutions to some U.S. capacity problems...
How a new federal Arctic strategy could jumpstart US activity in the region

How a new federal Arctic strategy could jumpstart US activity in...

The United States has had no shortage of aspirations for the Arctic, but it has never managed to combine those ideas into a coherent...
Why a recent court ruling could mean years of delay for Trump’s offshore drilling plan

Why a recent court ruling could mean years of delay for...

Trump administration officials and oil industry allies love to chant the words “energy dominance” and praise the president’s thirst for more oil and gas...