How to read China’s newly released Arctic policy

How to read China’s newly released Arctic policy

China has been an active player in the Arctic for years now, sending an icebreaker towards the North Pole, opening a research station on Svalbard when the Concorde...
The Week Ahead: Drones, China and bears

The Week Ahead: Drones, China and bears

Before drones became ubiquitous, the Arctic, with its wide-open spaces on the ground and in the skies, was pitched as an ideal place for...
The Week Ahead: Conference edition

The Week Ahead: Conference edition

On the conference circuit, the scope of your worldview will determine whether your attention settles on one of three locations this week: Davos, Switzerland;...
The Week Ahead: A taxing state of affairs

The Week Ahead: A taxing state of affairs

The Week Ahead is a preview of some of the events related to the region that will be in the news in the coming...
A red alert for the future Arctic

A red alert for the future Arctic

Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod was right when he issued a “red alert” in November and called for an urgent national debate on the...
Linking Singapore, Asia, and the Arctic

Linking Singapore, Asia, and the Arctic

 A small city state nestled just shy of the equator, Singapore is not the first place that springs to mind when one thinks of...
The Week Ahead: An entirely different kind of Arctic race

The Week Ahead: An entirely different kind of Arctic race

The Week Ahead is a preview of some of the events related to the region that will be in the news in the coming...
Vegetable farms are ‘mushrooming’ across the Arctic

Vegetable farms are ‘mushrooming’ across the Arctic

Vegetable production seems to be on the rise in the Arctic. Greenhouses and hydroponic systems are beacons of hope for the improvement of food...
Trump’s National Security Strategy mentions the Arctic, but not climate change

Trump’s National Security Strategy mentions the Arctic, but not climate change

Last week, the Trump Administration released its National Security Strategy, a 55-page document intended to lay out the administration’s strategic interests, threats, and capabilities.Since the...
In Christmas letters to his children, J.R.R. Tolkien created a fantastic Arctic with echoes of Middle-earth

In Christmas letters to his children, J.R.R. Tolkien created a fantastic...

Like parents the world over, J.R.R. Tolkien dedicated considerable time and effort to making Christmas a joyful time for his young children. Yet this...