Opinion

The Arctic Dialogue is put to the test

The Arctic Dialogue is put to the test

In less than six weeks, four of the Arctic states have rolled out or will roll out their High North strategies. There are great...
The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for a land-rush mentality

The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for...

During Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s Alaska visit this past May, he issued a rather hastily ginned-up secretarial order at an oil industry...
There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the rest of the Arctic

There’s still work to be done to connect Alaskans to the...

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker launched the Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee last year to provide hospitality and education during the U.S. chairmanship of the...
Obama’s Arctic decision trashes years of work

Obama’s Arctic decision trashes years of work

President Obama’s Dec. 20 executive order locking up offshore development in the Arctic was Alaska’s “Nightmare before Christmas.” Much of the policy and planning...
Muscles are flexed in the Arctic — but they are not Norwegian

Muscles are flexed in the Arctic — but they are not...

"The Arctic holds the highest suicide rate in the world," Tero Vauraste said. "We have to do something about that." Most attendees were prepared for...
How Trump made me a whistleblower after I warned of danger to Alaskans

How Trump made me a whistleblower after I warned of danger...

I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and...
Petroleum reserve plan is working; why fix what isn’t broken?

Petroleum reserve plan is working; why fix what isn’t broken?

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources commissioner recently characterized the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska’s Integrated Activity Plan as lacking balance. In fact, the plan in its current form has...
Why the Arctic should — and probably will — stay on Trump’s foreign policy agenda

Why the Arctic should — and probably will — stay on...

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s attendance at the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Fairbanks this week, as the United States hands over the council’s...
US chairmanship may be over, but Alaskans will continue to keep the US active in the Arctic

US chairmanship may be over, but Alaskans will continue to keep...

The Institute of the North appreciates the work done by the Arctic Council during the U.S. Chairmanship and recognizes the high level of engagement...
It’s time for an Arctic Council ministerial summit that puts the meat in the meeting

It’s time for an Arctic Council ministerial summit that puts the...

This week, foreign ministers from Arctic states will gather in Fairbanks, Alaska, to collectively chart a course for the Arctic Council for the next...
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