The Week Ahead: The Arctic Council meets in Oulu while Greenland’s leader calls on China

The Week Ahead: The Arctic Council meets in Oulu while Greenland’s...

Note: Regular readers of the former Arctic Journal will be familiar with the Week Ahead, a weekly preview of some of the events related to...
How state-level ivory bans are hurting Alaska Native hunters and their communities

How state-level ivory bans are hurting Alaska Native hunters and their...

Perry Pungowiyi, a Yupik artist and hunter from western Alaska, says there are two big changes that have made the tradition of walrus hunting...
The Week Ahead: Brushing up on their MOSPA

The Week Ahead: Brushing up on their MOSPA

Oil spills are nothing to look forward to. Precisely for that reason Finland is looking to generate as much attention as it can to...
U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out of step with its spending priorities

U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate resumed consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020. This is the bill that sets the annual budget...
US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China out and Russia at bay

US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China...

Politically, Greenland has cast its lot with the West. But, when it comes to commercial opportunities, it is more open. China, especially, has been...
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

Arctic renewable energy could power Europe, boost regional economies

The north could become the “green battery” for Europe through an integration into the European energy market, says Hallstein Havåg of the environmental organization...
How ocean currents can make the Arctic a model for reducing shipping emissions

How ocean currents can make the Arctic a model for reducing...

During the American War of Independence, the revolutionaries’ French allies were able to reach the new world faster than their British counterparts. This was...
The US is finally picking up the pace to build a modern heavy icebreaker

The US is finally picking up the pace to build a...

In his annual state-of-the-nation address earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin attracted headlines in the U.S. for his aggressive comments about Russian military...
What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What does the scandal surrounding a U.S. Congressman from sunny Southern California have to do with the Arctic?More than you might think.As chair of...