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...
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 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...
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,...