For some ports of call, Arctic cruises are a drop in the economic bucket

For some ports of call, Arctic cruises are a drop in...

In the coming week, the cruise industry gathers in Miami for Seatrade Cruise Global, an annual convention. Most of those there to do business...
New information about Alaska’s Arctic mystery well might not have a big impact in the ANWR drilling debate

New information about Alaska’s Arctic mystery well might not have a...

For decades, there has been no shortage of speculation and just a few scraps of public information about the only oil well ever drilled...
Eating shoots and raising questions, Chinese pandas arrive in Copenhagen

Eating shoots and raising questions, Chinese pandas arrive in Copenhagen

Whatever you think of China’s interests in the Arctic, its recent ambitions to play a larger role in the region have been increasingly explicit....
Is the world ready for a Bering Strait rail link between Alaska and Russia?

Is the world ready for a Bering Strait rail link between...

In 1890, Colorado Gov. William Gilpin called for a new worldwide railroad system to connect the greatest cities on five continents.His book, “The Cosmopolitan...
How a warming Arctic connects to the rise of populism in the US and Europe

How a warming Arctic connects to the rise of populism in...

If you live in the Arctic or deal regularly with Arctic issues as I do, you have most likely wondered about this: Why is...
The spring session of Greenland’s legislature will be long. Mercifully, it may also be uneventful

The spring session of Greenland’s legislature will be long. Mercifully, it...

In the coming week, the spring session of Inatsisartut, Greenland’s national assembly, gets down to its first full week of business after holding its...
The Week Ahead: Supporting the troops, but opposing the alliance

The Week Ahead: Supporting the troops, but opposing the alliance

During the Cold War, when Sweden was neutral, its frequent war games in its northern Norrbotten region were aimed at training to stall a...
Why the Arctic could soon see a ‘gold rush’ in commercial unmanned aircraft operations

Why the Arctic could soon see a ‘gold rush’ in commercial...

In three to five years, unmanned aircraft could be making routine commercial cargo flights in the Arctic, the early stages of a transportation revolution.That’s...
How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

Having functioning Arctic shipping insurance is a fundamental step toward safety and development in the Arctic. However, substantial uncertainty around polar maritime risk and...
The Week Ahead: Capital ambitions

The Week Ahead: Capital ambitions

This week, your correspondent is on the road, visiting two urban Arctic centers — first Oulu, Finland, and then Luleå, Sweden.Tromsø, Norway, has staked...