Hilcorp’s Cook Inlet leaks underscore Arctic risks

Hilcorp’s Cook Inlet leaks underscore Arctic risks

Hilcorp’s oil release from an underwater pipeline in Cook Inlet this month, combined with its natural gas pipeline leak that has been flowing nonstop...
Cooperation with Russia in the Arctic remains essential

Cooperation with Russia in the Arctic remains essential

I recently returned from a conference in Arkhangelsk, Russia named Arctic: Territory of Dialogue. The forum, to discuss a wide range of issues affecting...
New currency peg is no panacea for Iceland

New currency peg is no panacea for Iceland

Iceland has provided a fascinating case study for economists. Now that it has impressively battled to restore economic and financial well-being, Finance Minister Benedikt...
Word of new Arctic oil is encouraging but Alaska shouldn’t bank on it

Word of new Arctic oil is encouraging but Alaska shouldn’t bank...

The announcement of new oil discovered on the North Slope in recent weeks – in fact, several in the past few months – is...
The Arctic Council deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

The Arctic Council deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

A lot of instability has been inserted into the international system in the past few months, along with questioning about the Western world’s commitment...
Arctic states and IMO member nations must back push to get heavy fuel oil out of Arctic shipping

Arctic states and IMO member nations must back push to get...

Last month, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, following lengthy consultations by the United States and Canadian governments with the...
Trump should reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore energy development

Trump should reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore energy development

The last-minute decision by President Obama to indefinitely ban any future offshore energy activity in the U.S. Arctic should be reversed by President Trump,...
What Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing might be able to tell us about the future of the Arctic in the Trump era

What Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing might be able to tell us...

At Wednesday's Senate confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, expected topics like Russia, nuclear weapons, and Mexico came...
After a year marked by collaboration in the Arctic, change is ahead

After a year marked by collaboration in the Arctic, change is...

Before the peaceful transition within the U.S. government is completed, we would like to reflect on the current state of Arctic policy, recognize the...
The Polar Code heralds a new era of safer navigation in Arctic waters

The Polar Code heralds a new era of safer navigation in...

An historic milestone was reached on New Year’s Day 2017 when the International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters came...