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...
The Week Ahead: Second generation

The Week Ahead: Second generation

Nunavut Day, celebrated on July 9, commemorates the adoption, in 1993, of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the Nunavut Act by Canada’s parliament,...
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...
Why the US Interior Department’s ‘lease everything’ approach to offshore oil drilling in Alaska backfired

Why the US Interior Department’s ‘lease everything’ approach to offshore oil...

When the U.S. Department of Interior announced on Jan. 4 that it would consider opening nearly all of the waters off the coast of...
What a recent EU Arctic forum shows about the bloc’s efforts to handle the complexities of Arctic politics

What a recent EU Arctic forum shows about the bloc’s efforts...

The U.S. is ramping up in the Arctic, Russia banks heavily on its own Arctic provinces, China’s Arctic interests are growing. And in early...
The Week Ahead: They need to talk

The Week Ahead: They need to talk

When the first Arctic Security Roundtable, a series of occasional meetings organized by the Munich Security Conference, was held in Washington in 2017, the...
China sent more than a dozen vessels through the Arctic this year

China sent more than a dozen vessels through the Arctic this...

Chinese shipping companies have sent a dozen vessels through the waters of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in 2017, compared to five vessels the...
Trump’s dream of a US Greenland purchase has a surprisingly long and complex history

Trump’s dream of a US Greenland purchase has a surprisingly long...

Late last Thursday, #Greenland was among the most trending items on Twitter — and, oddly, for a reason other than climate change.After the Wall Street...
Norwegian intelligence report: Arctic important to Russia, but not a top priority

Norwegian intelligence report: Arctic important to Russia, but not a top...

Each year since 2002, Russia has gone to great lengths to establish Camp Barneo, a temporary base built on an ice floe as close to...
The Week Ahead: Point of departure

The Week Ahead: Point of departure

At a time when shipping is the big thing in discussions of Arctic development, it will be rail that attracts everyone’s attention this week....