Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says study

Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says...

A new study published by The Polar Journal identifies geography as a key factor to understanding Norway’s and Canada’s differing approaches to Arctic security....
The Week Ahead: Preventative medicine

The Week Ahead: Preventative medicine

This week, doctors and other health professionals, policy and decision makers, and representatives from indigenous groups gather in Copenhagen for the 17th triennial International...
A sped-up timeline could make drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge a reality — or prove to be its Achilles’ heel

A sped-up timeline could make drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge a...

Speed is of the essence when it comes to getting oil and gas exploration approved for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the...
The Week Ahead: Pipe dreams

The Week Ahead: Pipe dreams

The Alaska LNG Project shows the potential benefits of a healthy trade relationship between United States and China.Chinese investors are among the largest potential...
The Week Ahead: Tip of an iceberg

The Week Ahead: Tip of an iceberg

Mention the United States Coast Guard in an Arctic context, and it is the service’s gradually shrinking ice-breaking capacity that attracts most attention. That...
How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy icebreaker

How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy...

Two things happened in Washington D.C. this week that suggest the U.S. Coast Guard could soon find itself with no heavy icebreaker.First, a House...
The Week Ahead: Emerging dragon

The Week Ahead: Emerging dragon

On Friday, China’s polar icebreaker, the Xuelong, departed Shanghai for its ninth expedition to the Arctic.For the next two months, the 100 or so...
Stabilizing the Arctic’s climate will require extreme action

Stabilizing the Arctic’s climate will require extreme action

John Walsh, one of the leading experts on climate change in the Arctic, has devoted much of his career to trying to unravel the...
How Trump’s trade war hurts Alaska’s bid to build a gas line from the Arctic

How Trump’s trade war hurts Alaska’s bid to build a gas...

The shooting has started in the U.S. trade war with China and no one can say when it will stop or how bad it...
The Week Ahead: Taking stock of where they are

The Week Ahead: Taking stock of where they are

When Inuit representatives gathered in Barrow, Alaska, in June 1977, for the first of what today are their quadrennial meetings, at the top of...