How the Biden administration can most effectively re-engage in Arctic diplomacy

How the Biden administration can most effectively re-engage in Arctic diplomacy

Editor's note: This op-ed is part of a series offering Arctic policy recommendations to the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Follow our social...
Preserving the Arctic’s indigenous languages will require all of us to work together

Preserving the Arctic’s indigenous languages will require all of us to...

Over the last two decades, Alaska has witnessed a major transition in official state policy toward Alaska Native languages. But it's far too soon to...
Ignoring climate change won’t diminish the threat it poses to Alaska

Ignoring climate change won’t diminish the threat it poses to Alaska

Sea ice coverage in the Northern Hemisphere is usually the most widespread in March — but this year that’s not the case in the...
The Arctic: our shared responsibility

The Arctic: our shared responsibility

For many people in the world, the Arctic is a faraway place, an object of fascination and research. For many people in the Nordic...
Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

As a human rights scholar, I have long argued that Canada committed cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples. But recently, I’ve come to conclude, in...
What the Biden administration can do to help build a more just and resilient Arctic

What the Biden administration can do to help build a more...

Editor's note: This op-ed is part of a series offering Arctic policy recommendations to the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Follow our social...
Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s Arctic gas line

Make no mistake: Trump’s trade turmoil with China can hurt Alaska’s...

FAIRBANKS — It’s time for Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to admit the obvious — the Trump trade war with China threatens the proposed $43...
From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

When Rick Thoman and Brian Brettschneider get alarmed, I freak out. Rick and Brian are climate experts in Alaska, and they know of what...
Greenland’s economic future depends more on good governance than on its mineral resources

Greenland’s economic future depends more on good governance than on its...

Last October, Greenland formed a new government, following intense coalition negotiations. The broad coalition of liberal-conservatives, pro-independence MPs and social Democrats made its priorities...
In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are ignoring concerns about seismic testing

In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are...

In testimony last fall, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski promised that there would be no cutting corners on oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife...