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...
What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

A little over a century ago, the “Spanish” flu spread around the world with an astounding speed as millions returned home from the battlegrounds...
Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries about militarization in the North Atlantic

Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries...

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, is rare for her time; a truly left wing European head of government. She is chairman of Iceland’s...
A controversial road project in Alaska could become the next big Arctic battleground between preservation and development

A controversial road project in Alaska could become the next big...

In the early 1970s in Alaska, the oil industry said it needed an Arctic highway to be built alongside the proposed trans-Alaska pipeline, which...
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...
How a myopic view of the Arctic hampers U.S. policy

How a myopic view of the Arctic hampers U.S. policy

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the genial former Texas governor, tends to be long on platitudes and short on substance. Perry lived up to his...
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...
Why the lingering dispute between Denmark and Canada over a high Arctic island is so important

Why the lingering dispute between Denmark and Canada over a high...

Last Saturday, I was on Hans Island. Not many people ever get to this island, which is a real pity. This tiny, nondescript, icy and...
Deleting a policy report won’t stop Alaska climate change

Deleting a policy report won’t stop Alaska climate change

It was not a big surprise that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation deleted a new climate change report from its website on the...
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...