Winter navigation on Northern Sea Route remains challenging

Winter navigation on Northern Sea Route remains challenging

During the months of December and January the Northern Sea Route saw two convoys travel along the route. A westbound convoy reached its destination...
Why 2016’s US-Canada joint Arctic statement still matters in the Trump era

Why 2016’s US-Canada joint Arctic statement still matters in the Trump...

2016 ended with one of the most profound international agreements in the history of North American Arctic politics, even if it does not last.On...
As EU Arctic policy heads for a vote, a few questions still remain

As EU Arctic policy heads for a vote, a few questions...

One way to judge how interested members of the European Parliament are in legislation is to look at the number of changes they suggest...
How local and regional governments can shape communities in the north

How local and regional governments can shape communities in the north

This week, some 2,000 decision-makers, academics, businesspeople and the like gather together in Tromsø, Norway, for the annual Arctic Frontiers conference.The marquee discussions on Monday...
A huge internet upgrade may come with hidden costs for Greenland

A huge internet upgrade may come with hidden costs for Greenland

Until now, debate over over Chinese interest in Greenland has focused mostly on the minerals they are interested in taking out of the ground,...
Arctic fields a factor as Saudis, Russia to diverge on speed of oil output cuts

Arctic fields a factor as Saudis, Russia to diverge on speed...

John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.LONDON — OPEC and non-OPEC members have pledged to cut their combined oil...
How has cooperation in the Arctic survived Western-Russian geopolitical tension?

How has cooperation in the Arctic survived Western-Russian geopolitical tension?

With two strokes of a pen followed by rapturous applause from the Kremlin audience, Russia formally annexed Crimea on March 18, 2014. At the...
The next 5 years of US Arctic Research: more locals, fewer Russians

The next 5 years of US Arctic Research: more locals, fewer...

Last week at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union – the world’s largest annual gathering of scientists – the U.S. Arctic Research Commission announced...
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...
Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

To get a sense of the controversy that Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland’s foreign minister, has kicked up in recent days, consider the newsfeed on SermitsiaqAG,...