The latest US defense budget finally pays more attention to the Arctic — but at the cost of deficit spending

The latest US defense budget finally pays more attention to the...

The Pentagon is about to get one of its biggest spending increases in U.S. history but the Trump administration and Congress are making no...
The Week Ahead: It’s our back yard

The Week Ahead: It’s our back yard

A third Greenlandic site — Aasivissuit-Nipisat, an area nicknamed “the Inuit hunting ground between sea and ice” — was added to the list of UN-approved...
China’s Arctic plans represent a new way of looking at world

China’s Arctic plans represent a new way of looking at world

In 2014, China released a new map, interpreted the world over as an attempt to redefine geopolitics and claim more of the South China...
How a dispute over China and Greenland’s airports worked its way toward a solution

How a dispute over China and Greenland’s airports worked its way...

If you look at a map of the Arctic you will notice soon how humongously large Greenland is. It is the world’s largest island.,...
How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

In 1977, Norway established a maritime Fisheries Protection Zone (FPZ) around the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Norway avoided claiming an outright Exclusive Economic Zone...
The Week Ahead: Bringing the Arctic to the internet

The Week Ahead: Bringing the Arctic to the internet

In 2016, the Arctic Economic Council held its first Arctic Broadband Summit amid frustration that, despite all the talk about pokey internet speeds in...
The US keeps falling further behind other nations in preparing for the opening of the Arctic Ocean

The US keeps falling further behind other nations in preparing for...

Meteorologist David Titley, a professor at Penn State, is a retired Navy admiral, which means  “I do not have to start everything with, ‘I...
The UK’s new Arctic policy is more explicit — but still conservative

The UK’s new Arctic policy is more explicit — but still...

The United Kingdom adopted a new Arctic policy framework earlier this year, and while it supports the status quo, the strategy is more explicit...
The Week Ahead : Undersize me

The Week Ahead : Undersize me

In the North, the Summer Solstice, taking place this year on Thursday, June 21, means different things for different people. In Greenland, for example,...
As Arctic ice recedes, one of world’s strategic chokepoints opens up

As Arctic ice recedes, one of world’s strategic chokepoints opens up

The Bering Strait has rarely been mentioned in the same conversation as the Strait of Hormuz, the Strait of Malacca, or the Suez and...