The week ahead: Our election

The week ahead: Our election

Translated loosely, the name that the people of Greenland call their territory is ‘our country’. Legally speaking, this is not yet completely the case:...
The deep roots of Russia’s Arctic ambitions — and what they mean for future stability in the region

The deep roots of Russia’s Arctic ambitions — and what they...

SAINT PETERSBURG — Last week at Russia’s small but magnificent Arctic museum, which has existed since 1933 in an old church in Saint Petersburg,...
China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launched the Xue Long 2 (雪龙2), which translates to “Snow Dragon,” in an elaborate ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on Monday. The new...
DNA from a newly unearthed Alaska graveyard offers fresh knowledge about ancient Arctic populations

DNA from a newly unearthed Alaska graveyard offers fresh knowledge about...

An ancient site on the shores of the Beaufort Sea, once home to the northernmost community in Alaska, is helping unlock secrets about people...
The Week Ahead: The first frontier

The Week Ahead: The first frontier

Indigenous Peoples’ Day has, in one form or other, been held in an official manner in the United States since 1989, when South Dakota...
Black Carbon, Trump, and America as an Arctic Nation: Juneau’s SAO Meeting

Black Carbon, Trump, and America as an Arctic Nation: Juneau’s SAO...

As Senior Arctic Officials met in Juneau last week, trepidations about U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy engagement in the region and anxieties of address...
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...
Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

All too often the Arctic region is portrayed as an area on the cusp of military crisis. This is an easy narrative to sell;...
How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

In response to new Russian rules on the Northern Sea Route, the U.S. Navy plans to undertake significant operations in the Arctic this summer,...
Why a recent court ruling could mean years of delay for Trump’s offshore drilling plan

Why a recent court ruling could mean years of delay for...

Trump administration officials and oil industry allies love to chant the words “energy dominance” and praise the president’s thirst for more oil and gas...