Norway’s new EU strategy underlines the importance of the Arctic

Norway’s new EU strategy underlines the importance of the Arctic

Norway’s new EU strategy underlines that the Arctic is not a remote place, but consists of thriving local communities and cities in need of sustainable...
How a federal case suggests the critics of an Arctic broadband scheme may’ve been right all along

How a federal case suggests the critics of an Arctic broadband...

More than 200 people had told her that the gigantic Quintillion fiber optic cable linking Europe to Asia by way of the Arctic would...
The Week Ahead: Information, information everywhere

The Week Ahead: Information, information everywhere

When the Polar Code entered into force on Jan 1, 2017, it gave shippers a set of safety guidelines for sailing in the Arctic...
A US-led naval Arctic security program is excluding Russia. That’s a big mistake.

A US-led naval Arctic security program is excluding Russia. That’s a...

Scholars and sailors from six Arctic nations gathered at the U.S. Naval War College in April to begin a 13-month research program on Arctic...
The Week Ahead: An observer is as an observer does

The Week Ahead: An observer is as an observer does

When the Arctic Council meets, its observer states have a self-explanatory, though perhaps not always wholly satisfying, role. This changes momentarily once every second...
How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over Russia’s Northern Sea Route

How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over...

A serious violation of Arctic shipping safety rules by Yamal LNG carrier Boris Vilkitsky last month has escalated a growing conflict about the regulation of and...
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...
Canada is set to get its first northern university

Canada is set to get its first northern university

Canada is currently the only Arctic nation without a university in its North, but that's about to change.Although it doesn't yet have a northern...
The Week Ahead: Erna in the reindeers’ den

The Week Ahead: Erna in the reindeers’ den

Seen from a national perspective, reindeer herding in Norway makes a marginal economic contribution. But, for the estimated 3,000 people who make a living...
How Newtok’s relocation efforts could be an example for other climate-threatened northern communities

How Newtok’s relocation efforts could be an example for other climate-threatened...

Time is running out for the 375 residents of Newtok, a river village soon to be washed away by the Ninglick River in Southwest...