Novatek’s Yamal LNG will face logistical challenges during the coming winter months

Novatek’s Yamal LNG will face logistical challenges during the coming winter...

Russian natural gas major Novatek is bound to face logistical challenges at its Yamal LNG operation despite ongoing efforts to streamline shipping operations. The...
The Week Ahead: Plenty more than fishing in the sea

The Week Ahead: Plenty more than fishing in the sea

Since 2011, there have been four international agreements relating to the Arctic, covering science, shipping, maritime pollution and search-and-rescue. A fifth, dealing with fishing,...
Subsistence whalers celebrate, but doubts cloud the future of international whaling cooperation

Subsistence whalers celebrate, but doubts cloud the future of international whaling...

Subsistence whalers in Alaska, Greenland and Russia landed a major victory recently with a decision by the International Whaling Commission that helps ensure the...
The Week Ahead: Better-educated guesses

The Week Ahead: Better-educated guesses

If you knew earlier in the week what the weather was going to be like today, it's likely because you had consulted a weather...
US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China out and Russia at bay

US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China...

Politically, Greenland has cast its lot with the West. But, when it comes to commercial opportunities, it is more open. China, especially, has been...
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,...
Just as China launches a second icebreaker, a fresh report details problems with US plans

Just as China launches a second icebreaker, a fresh report details...

News from Shanghai about the completion of a new Chinese icebreaker arrived at about the same time as a report questioning the process under...
The controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in the Arctic — yet

The controversy over Greenland airports shows China isn’t fully welcome in...

Earlier this week, it was announced that in exchange for 700 million Danish kroner ($109 million), Greenland would allow Denmark a 33 percent stake...
China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launched the Xue Long 2 (雪龙2), which translates to “Snow Dragon,” in an elaborate ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on Monday. The new...
What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What does the scandal surrounding a U.S. Congressman from sunny Southern California have to do with the Arctic?More than you might think.As chair of...