Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Every week, hundreds of flights on U.S. airlines pass through Russian airspace. Only a handful of these flights actually start or end in Russia....
The Arctic Cycle connects climate change, art

The Arctic Cycle connects climate change, art

“We must correct the global imbalances caused by the great disconnections that have grown between us.”This quote, attributed to Inuit climate change activist...
The week ahead: Our election

The week ahead: Our election

Translated loosely, the name that the people of Greenland call their territory is ‘our country’. Legally speaking, this is not yet completely the case:...
The US is finally picking up the pace to build a modern heavy icebreaker

The US is finally picking up the pace to build a...

In his annual state-of-the-nation address earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin attracted headlines in the U.S. for his aggressive comments about Russian military...
The Week Ahead: the Uber of the Arctic

The Week Ahead: the Uber of the Arctic

Pitching your idea as “the Uber” of something was once a sign that your table-top firm might just be on to something. Today, it...
The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that has at lower latitudes — could galvanize the world to climate action

The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that...

The alarming reports of declining sea ice in the Arctic and the growing predictions of ice-free Arctic summers may yet serve as a wake-up...
Complex questions about Greenland’s independence are at the center of upcoming elections

Complex questions about Greenland’s independence are at the center of upcoming...

ILULISSAT — Greenland is gearing up for elections on April 24 and there is every reason to believe that the rest of the world may...
Why the Arctic isn’t a ‘global commons’

Why the Arctic isn’t a ‘global commons’

As the most recent Arctic Council meeting in Finland indicates, interest in the Arctic is as avid as ever.The Arctic Council itself, however, serves...
The Week Ahead: An uphill challenge

The Week Ahead: An uphill challenge

Ask the 13,000 people who show up for Arctic Man what the annual gathering in the Hoodoo Mountains, near Paxson, Alaska, is, and you...
‘Make no mistake about it, Franklin lives’

‘Make no mistake about it, Franklin lives’

Arctic explorers by the dozen have been forgotten, but John Franklin’s name endures because of the way he and his men died trying to...