Missile defense and the danger of ignoring diplomacy

Missile defense and the danger of ignoring diplomacy

At a remote site in Interior Alaska, 40 rockets in underground silos stand ready for launch, each topped with small spacecraft that could be...
How a regional clean development mechanism for the Arctic could more effectively combat climate change

How a regional clean development mechanism for the Arctic could more...

Reykjavik is a global leader on climate change. It’s working to be carbon neutral by 2040. To most people, this is a success story....
Ilulissat Two: Why Greenland and Denmark are inviting Arctic governments back this May

Ilulissat Two: Why Greenland and Denmark are inviting Arctic governments back...

Greenland and Denmark, in something of a surprise move have invited U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and all...
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...
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...
Frozen superhighway: How Arctic indigenous organizations can embrace the internet

Frozen superhighway: How Arctic indigenous organizations can embrace the internet

The 4,000 residents of Utqiagvik, the northernmost city in the United States, was recently plugged into some of the fastest internet in the world...
The Week Ahead: Mind the GIUK

The Week Ahead: Mind the GIUK

Whether you believe that the Arctic is or is not an area that NATO should be paying more attention to depends on your opinion...
How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories of the Arctic from being told

How fake news and starving bears could keep more complex stories...

In Tromsø, the main Arctic city in Norway, mayor Kristin Røymo welcomed us with a warning. She talked of what she called “Google images...
The Week Ahead: Tension and tranquility

The Week Ahead: Tension and tranquility

When it comes to military matters, determining where the tension of the Baltic and North Atlantic ends and the tranquility of the Arctic begins...
In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s even more potent today.

In 1945, the North Pole was a powerful global symbol. It’s...

NEW YORK — The Uber driver slid onto Columbus Avenue, where not a single moving car blocked our path on a street that normally...