Alaska’s dark mirror in the Russian Far East shows our luck, their tragedy

Alaska’s dark mirror in the Russian Far East shows our luck,...

The part of Russia that looks on a map like a mirror image of Alaska has lived in an opposite universe.While Anchorage grew in...
An expedition by a celebrated Russian polar explorer traces old trade routes in Alaska

An expedition by a celebrated Russian polar explorer traces old trade...

In this new era of a cooling relationship between the U.S. and Russia, one adventurous Russian historian is trying to warm it up a...
Naming rights and the battle for Alaska oil on federal land

Naming rights and the battle for Alaska oil on federal land

It would be easy to justify oil exploration in something called the "Arctic Oil Reserve," a name once invented by the Alaska congressional delegation...
Alaska needs to join movement to honor non-binding terms of Paris pact

Alaska needs to join movement to honor non-binding terms of Paris...

Since Alaska has been heating up twice as fast as the Lower 48 and has visible signs of permafrost melting and rapidly shrinking glaciers,...
China, Japan and South Korea hold their own Arctic dialogue

China, Japan and South Korea hold their own Arctic dialogue

A little over four years ago, as several Asian countries were vying for observer status in the Arctic Council, there was some concern over...
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...
Greenland abuse revelations represent a boundless failure

Greenland abuse revelations represent a boundless failure

In the shadow of ambitious High North initiatives, we have forgotten the most important actors. Our children. Both on Greenland and in Northern Norway...
Alaskans need to take initiative on Arctic refuge

Alaskans need to take initiative on Arctic refuge

New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Alaska last week and appeared to make a good impression on Alaskans he met and who listened...
It’s time for Alaska to reckon with the end of fossil-fuel era

It’s time for Alaska to reckon with the end of fossil-fuel...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Alaska and the filing of an undisclosed-applicant permit application to drill “in a giant area in the Susitna Basin...
Drilling in the Alaska’s Arctic refuge to close the federal deficit? Let’s be real

Drilling in the Alaska’s Arctic refuge to close the federal deficit?...

The White House’s budget was be delivered to Congress earlier this week. Called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the 62-page document proposes opening the...