The Week Ahead: Degrees of difference

The Week Ahead: Degrees of difference

At least once in the next fortnight — although more probably several times — you will hear that temperatures in the Arctic are rising...
Why Russia is likely to remain cooperative in the Arctic

Why Russia is likely to remain cooperative in the Arctic

Sometimes there is much solace in cool analysis. Listen to this: Russia is likely to continue as an active and willing partner in the...
The Week Ahead: One kingdom, three countries

The Week Ahead: One kingdom, three countries

This Thursday, Denmark’s national assembly, the Folketing, will debate the government’s most recent two-year foreign policy and security strategy.A practice begun in 2017, publication...
We need to fill the gaps in Arctic research before a crisis strikes

We need to fill the gaps in Arctic research before a...

In the event of a major shipping or oil spill disaster, Arctic nations will face unprecedented environmental and humanitarian challenges.A cruise ship fire in...
Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

Why people matter when we talk about Arctic climate change

It is very difficult to have a conversation with an ice floe.You may select a floe with an intriguing personal history; perhaps a past...
Economic interests may trump shipping safety as Russia seeks to reduce ice-class requirements

Economic interests may trump shipping safety as Russia seeks to reduce...

The Russian Ministry of Transport has proposed a significant softening of ice-class requirements on the Northern Sea Route. The change, proposed to go into...
The Week Ahead: Commercial launch

The Week Ahead: Commercial launch

One of the original benefits of putting things into space was that it gave scientists a better vantage point from which to look back...
Alaska’s new governor will face a daunting financial challenge

Alaska’s new governor will face a daunting financial challenge

Alaska’s next governor takes office in December after a campaign that largely hinged on his opposition to taxes and his support for sending Alaskans...
The Week Ahead: An educational opportunity

The Week Ahead: An educational opportunity

Since it was introduced in 1985, Operation Dagsværk, a Danish charity drive in which teens perform a day’s work in exchange for donations, has...
A Trump administration report presents a grossly distorted picture of Nordic nations

A Trump administration report presents a grossly distorted picture of Nordic...

The Trump administration didn’t put its top minds to work on “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism,” a 72-page report that paints a dim portrait...