How a market-based fund could help prevent the tragedy of the commons in the Arctic’s international waters

How a market-based fund could help prevent the tragedy of the...

According to the United Nations' Convention on the Law of the Sea, the natural resources in the high seas are free for any nation’s...
Why election day in Greenland is anything but ordinary

Why election day in Greenland is anything but ordinary

As this is being written, the premier of Greenland, Kim Kielsen, is taking his time negotiating with potential partners over the terms for his...
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...
The Russians are not coming, at least not to Alaska

The Russians are not coming, at least not to Alaska

Russian Arctic policy is often characterized as “threatening” to its neighbors and the regional status quo.  This tone can be seen in commentary such...
Why climate policy makers should listen more carefully to the Arctic’s Indigenous peoples

Why climate policy makers should listen more carefully to the Arctic’s...

While the global spotlight has placed climate change on many regional and national agendas, it’s easy to overlook smaller scale efforts to adapt and...
Some Alaska villages don’t need to ‘imagine a day without water’

Some Alaska villages don’t need to ‘imagine a day without water’

Every year, the national “Imagine a Day without Water” campaign raises awareness and educates Americans about the value of water in everyday life.In October...
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...
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,...
A lonely Arab at the Arctic Circle Assembly

A lonely Arab at the Arctic Circle Assembly

In attending the fifth annual Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, I was struck at how far-reaching this one conference has become. Addressing issues...
Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

I keep wondering if anyone really talked about the Arctic in Poland at COP24, the great international climate meet that recently ended? This was...