What can we expect from this Arctic Council meeting—and US Arctic policy thereafter? Here are four expert takes

What can we expect from this Arctic Council meeting—and US Arctic...

High North News asked four Arctic experts about priorities for the Trump administration in the Arctic, expectations for the Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks...
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...
How the Arctic fits into China’s ambitious transport infrastructure plans

How the Arctic fits into China’s ambitious transport infrastructure plans

Seen from an Arctic perspective, one of the ironies of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a $5 trillion investment plan to create transport links...
Next week’s Arctic Council meeting could be eclipsed by events on the sidelines

Next week’s Arctic Council meeting could be eclipsed by events on...

All eyes are on Alaska next week as Fairbanks hosts the 10th biennial Arctic Council ministerial meeting, on May 11.The main point of the gathering...
Russia lifts veil on new Arctic military base, but secrets remain

Russia lifts veil on new Arctic military base, but secrets remain

In a new “virtual tour” Russia is showcasing its latest military asset in the Arctic. The new “Arkticheskiy Trilistnik” or Arctic Trefoil military complex...
For Brussels, there’s no Arctic business without the science business

For Brussels, there’s no Arctic business without the science business

Without full Arctic Council observer status, the EU remains something of an Arctic outsider. That has not stopped Brussels from working to define its...
Another big win for Russian pipeline politics in Europe?

Another big win for Russian pipeline politics in Europe?

A divisive Russian energy project dripping with geopolitical tension reached a major milestone this week. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would pump natural...
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...
Security still the main element in Nordic Arctic Strategies

Security still the main element in Nordic Arctic Strategies

“The Nordic countries share many political priorities for the Arctic – first and foremost to maintain the Arctic as a low-tension region – but...
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...