The Arctic conflict: truth, fantasy or a little bit of both?

The Arctic conflict: truth, fantasy or a little bit of both?

I have been pondering for a long time why many people consider the Arctic region an arena of some sort of a future conflict....
Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

The north could become the “green battery” for Europe through an integration into the European energy market, says Hallstein Havåg of the environmental organization...
With second Fulbright group, US maintains Arctic research focus

With second Fulbright group, US maintains Arctic research focus

Do policymakers pay attention to science? Given the noise in Washington in recent weeks surrounding two major Arctic-research initiatives, the answer appears, increasingly, to...
The European Parliament keeps an Arctic focus

The European Parliament keeps an Arctic focus

2016 could very well go down in history as the European Union’s “Polar Year.”The EU, along with 24 countries, recently brokered an international agreement...
Independence and stability are top priorities for Greenland’s new government

Independence and stability are top priorities for Greenland’s new government

Greenland, to the surprise of many, found itself on Thursday being led by a new unity government that, formally at least, puts an end...
Why the lawsuit targeting Norway’s Arctic oil development shouldn’t come as a surprise

Why the lawsuit targeting Norway’s Arctic oil development shouldn’t come as...

On May 4, Norsk Klimastiftelse, a conservancy, released a Norwegian version of a report titled “The Legal Status of Oil and Gas Exploitation in...