How Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw some of the last lines on its map

How Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw some of the last...

In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations to recognize an extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the...
U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out of step with its spending priorities

U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate resumed consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020. This is the bill that sets the annual budget...
Why Denmark’s crown prince is boosting Greenland business prospects

Why Denmark’s crown prince is boosting Greenland business prospects

Last weekend the future king of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik, acted as a very welcome lead figure within a large business delegation that traveled...
A proposed Alaska Arctic LNG project holds an unusual place in US-China trade relations

A proposed Alaska Arctic LNG project holds an unusual place in...

The Trump administration would love nothing better than to claim an Alaska gas pipeline project as a major victory in its on-again, off-again trade...
With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

A forum in Arkhangelsk in late March will give Russia a chance to demonstrate its Arctic prowess. Russia will host the 4th International Arctic Forum, the...
Is Europe caving to Russia on pipeline politics?

Is Europe caving to Russia on pipeline politics?

The European Union appears to be softening its stance on a controversial Russian pipeline project, even as it seeks to wean itself off dependence...
The Week Ahead: Oceans 2

The Week Ahead: Oceans 2

There is no shortage of bad news about the world’s oceans — to the point that even recent good news (that Australia’s Great Barrier...
The Week Ahead: Making Svalbard great again

The Week Ahead: Making Svalbard great again

When he participates in Svalbard 203040 today and tomorrow, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Norway’s commerce minister, will listen in on discussions about things like “smarter...
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...
What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

A little over a century ago, the “Spanish” flu spread around the world with an astounding speed as millions returned home from the battlegrounds...