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...
How has cooperation in the Arctic survived Western-Russian geopolitical tension?

How has cooperation in the Arctic survived Western-Russian geopolitical tension?

With two strokes of a pen followed by rapturous applause from the Kremlin audience, Russia formally annexed Crimea on March 18, 2014. At the...
Bering Sea protection is a boon to Alaskans

Bering Sea protection is a boon to Alaskans

In response to requests from more than 40 tribes in the region, on Dec. 9 President Obama issued an executive order creating the Northern...
Obama’s Arctic decision trashes years of work

Obama’s Arctic decision trashes years of work

President Obama’s Dec. 20 executive order locking up offshore development in the Arctic was Alaska’s “Nightmare before Christmas.” Much of the policy and planning...
The next 5 years of US Arctic Research: more locals, fewer Russians

The next 5 years of US Arctic Research: more locals, fewer...

Last week at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union – the world’s largest annual gathering of scientists – the U.S. Arctic Research Commission announced...
With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

With Arkhangelsk forum, Russia seeks to reinforce the Arctic’s international importance

A forum in Arkhangelsk in late March will give Russia a chance to demonstrate its Arctic prowess. Russia will host the 4th International Arctic Forum, the...
Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

Greenland leader’s remarks stir up controversy abroad — and at home

To get a sense of the controversy that Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland’s foreign minister, has kicked up in recent days, consider the newsfeed on SermitsiaqAG,...