The Arctic remains a bright point in the sometimes bumpy relations between Russia and the Nordic states

The Arctic remains a bright point in the sometimes bumpy relations...

Not since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 have we seen something like this: the foreign ministers of Norway, Denmark and Iceland speaking of...
Why Russia gave up Alaska, America’s gateway to the Arctic

Why Russia gave up Alaska, America’s gateway to the Arctic

One hundred and fifty years ago, on March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and Russian envoy Baron Edouard de Stoeckl...
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...
Iceland’s recovery will be tough to sustain

Iceland’s recovery will be tough to sustain

The end of Iceland's nine years of capital controls on Tuesday is an occasion to celebrate for Icelandic businesses -- and for those economists...
Black Carbon, Trump, and America as an Arctic Nation: Juneau’s SAO Meeting

Black Carbon, Trump, and America as an Arctic Nation: Juneau’s SAO...

As Senior Arctic Officials met in Juneau last week, trepidations about U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy engagement in the region and anxieties of address...
Security expert: There’s no icebreaker race with Russia in the Arctic

Security expert: There’s no icebreaker race with Russia in the Arctic

Russia’s superior icebreaker fleet rarely goes unmentioned in Arctic discussions in Washington. But U.S. policymakers may have bigger problems to worry about in the...
The Polar Code is in force now. Will it be enough to protect the environment?

The Polar Code is in force now. Will it be enough...

On Jan. 1, the International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code entered into force. The new regulations are intended to improve safety at sea and environmental protection in Arctic and...
How we eat around the Arctic reveals the region’s disparities

How we eat around the Arctic reveals the region’s disparities

To get a sense of the attention to detail that it takes to earn a Michelin star, the ultimate distinction for a chef, consider DILL,...
Is a resurgence of Alaska reindeer herding coming?

Is a resurgence of Alaska reindeer herding coming?

The dog team broke into a full run a half-mile from the yard.  I first thought, “Whooee, they’re getting in real shape, coming to...
Regional differences complicate efforts to bring broadband to the Arctic

Regional differences complicate efforts to bring broadband to the Arctic

As part of its assessment of the telecommunications needs in the North, the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Telecommunications Infrastructure in the Arctic is...