While Norway invests its oil money for the future, Alaska wrestles over how much to spend now

While Norway invests its oil money for the future, Alaska wrestles...

While Norway continues to focus on the long-term future when it comes to the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, Alaska remains mired in the present.The...
Scare tactics on sea treaty put US Arctic interests at risk

Scare tactics on sea treaty put US Arctic interests at risk

Not that it will change anything, but Canada has given the United States another good reason to abandon its outlier status and approve the...
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...
Insulting Canada won’t help the US with its Arctic ambitions

Insulting Canada won’t help the US with its Arctic ambitions

In the summer of 1985, the United States Coast Guard sent the icebreaker Polar Sea on a voyage across the Northwest Passage from Greenland...
Can massive geoengineering projects stem the worst effects of climate change in the Arctic?

Can massive geoengineering projects stem the worst effects of climate change...

In 2016 an interdisciplinary team of scientists from Arizona State University suggested as a means to combat global warming that millions of windmills be...
What researchers can learn from the Arctic’s sleepless season

What researchers can learn from the Arctic’s sleepless season

The 1997 Norwegian thriller “Insomnia,” remade five years later in the U.S., featured a central character who could never get a good night’s sleep...
How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is backfiring

How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge...

In early 2018, as the Trump administration began its dash to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, federal experts identified gaps in the...
Did Finland fail as Arctic Council chair?

Did Finland fail as Arctic Council chair?

The chair of the Arctic Council organises the meetings of the Sustainable Development Working Group and the Senior Arctic Officials as well as the...
Pompeo’s bombastic Arctic Council performance could prove an aberration — or a new normal

Pompeo’s bombastic Arctic Council performance could prove an aberration — or...

No, Mike Pompeo, the United States did not purchase Alaska from Russia in 1857. That happened a decade later, as every school child in...
China reveals Arctic geopolitics to be above Pompeo’s pay grade

China reveals Arctic geopolitics to be above Pompeo’s pay grade

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s swashbuckling fantasies aside, geopolitical competition in the contemporary Arctic is not about who controls swaths of continents or...