Why freezing the Arctic Council is bad news for global security

Why freezing the Arctic Council is bad news for global security

For the past quarter-century, the Arctic has been a unique zone of cooperation among the eight countries of the high north: Canada, Denmark, Finland,...
Suspending participation in the Arctic Council is tragic, but right

Suspending participation in the Arctic Council is tragic, but right

On March 3, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States — sometimes called the “Arctic 7” or “A7” — announced that...
A new course for the Arctic Council in uncertain times

A new course for the Arctic Council in uncertain times

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had tremendous impact on international relations globally. While the Arctic has generally been immune from external political pressures, the...
The Arctic Council can continue without Russia

The Arctic Council can continue without Russia

On February 24, Russia launched an armed attack on Ukraine and extended the war it had already begun in 2014 to the whole of...
It’s time for an Arctic Council 2.0

It’s time for an Arctic Council 2.0

For eight years since anonymous “little green men” from Russia invaded Crimea, the Arctic Council has continued to operate under the illusion of the...
Indigenous cultures must not be forced to bear the brunt of global climate adaptation

Indigenous cultures must not be forced to bear the brunt of...

As I write this, I am sitting by Várjjatvuotna; this is the name for Varangerfjord in my native Sámi language, once the only language...
Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea — ethicists explain

Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a...

U.S. startup Colossal Biosciences has announced plans to bring woolly mammoths, or animals like them, back from extinction and into the frosty landscape of...
US-Russia cooperation on an Arctic methane agreement could improve relations — and slow climate change

US-Russia cooperation on an Arctic methane agreement could improve relations —...

With relations between the United States and Russia at one of their lowest points in many years, the summit between Presidents Joe Biden and...
Cooperation in the Arctic offers a model for US-Russia cooperation elsewhere

Cooperation in the Arctic offers a model for US-Russia cooperation elsewhere

When Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva next week, underlying their discussion will be the question of how the two rival...
Why Arctic ministers must go further than the IMO’s weak heavy fuel oil ban

Why Arctic ministers must go further than the IMO’s weak heavy...

In November 2020, a decade after the Arctic Council first concluded that oil spills are the greatest risk posed by shipping, the International Maritime...