Why 2016’s US-Canada joint Arctic statement still matters in the Trump era

Why 2016’s US-Canada joint Arctic statement still matters in the Trump...

2016 ended with one of the most profound international agreements in the history of North American Arctic politics, even if it does not last. On...
As EU Arctic policy heads for a vote, a few questions still remain

As EU Arctic policy heads for a vote, a few questions...

One way to judge how interested members of the European Parliament are in legislation is to look at the number of changes they suggest...
How local and regional governments can shape communities in the north

How local and regional governments can shape communities in the north

This week, some 2,000 decision-makers, academics, businesspeople and the like gather together in Tromsø, Norway, for the annual Arctic Frontiers conference. The marquee discussions on Monday...
Arctic states and IMO member nations must back push to get heavy fuel oil out of Arctic shipping

Arctic states and IMO member nations must back push to get...

Last month, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, following lengthy consultations by the United States and Canadian governments with the...
A huge internet upgrade may come with hidden costs for Greenland

A huge internet upgrade may come with hidden costs for Greenland

Until now, debate over over Chinese interest in Greenland has focused mostly on the minerals they are interested in taking out of the ground,...
Trump should reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore energy development

Trump should reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore energy development

The last-minute decision by President Obama to indefinitely ban any future offshore energy activity in the U.S. Arctic should be reversed by President Trump,...
What Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing might be able to tell us about the future of the Arctic in the Trump era

What Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing might be able to tell us...

At Wednesday's Senate confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, expected topics like Russia, nuclear weapons, and Mexico came...
Arctic fields a factor as Saudis, Russia to diverge on speed of oil output cuts

Arctic fields a factor as Saudis, Russia to diverge on speed...

John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own. LONDON — OPEC and non-OPEC members have pledged to cut their combined oil...
After a year marked by collaboration in the Arctic, change is ahead

After a year marked by collaboration in the Arctic, change is...

Before the peaceful transition within the U.S. government is completed, we would like to reflect on the current state of Arctic policy, recognize the...
The Polar Code heralds a new era of safer navigation in Arctic waters

The Polar Code heralds a new era of safer navigation in...

An historic milestone was reached on New Year’s Day 2017 when the International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters came...