One year after an Arctic shipping crisis, there is again early ice on Northern Sea Route

One year after an Arctic shipping crisis, there is again early...

Late fall 2021 was dramatic for sailors and shipping companies operating in the Russian Arctic. An early and quick freeze of the remote waters...
Hungary will ratify Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO accession before Turkey, says PM’s chief of staff

Hungary will ratify Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO accession before Turkey, says...

BUDAPEST — Hungary will ratify Sweden's and Finland's accession to NATO before Turkey, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff told a briefing on...
Alaska oil lease sales draw more than $5 million in bids for North Slope and Beaufort Sea

Alaska oil lease sales draw more than $5 million in bids...

Businesses spent more than $5 million for leases giving them the right to explore for oil on state-owned territory in the Arctic, the Alaska...
A US Hercules cargo plane tested a new cruise missile system in Arctic Norway

A US Hercules cargo plane tested a new cruise missile system...

The U.S. Special Operation Wing on November 9 successfully test fired the newly developed Rapid Dragon weapon system off northern Norway. The airdropped deployment box...
Q&A: U.S. diplomat talks Arctic security, climate change in visit to Nunavut

Q&A: U.S. diplomat talks Arctic security, climate change in visit to...

United States Consul General Danielle Monosson made her first trip to Nunavut recently, with a visit to Iqaluit in late October. The purpose was to...
Finland is fortifying against neighboring Russia

Finland is fortifying against neighboring Russia

On a rainy day in Helsinki, the Finnish army is building a bunker. As Finland continues its bid to join NATO — and as the...
Sweden to spurn nuclear weapons as NATO member, foreign minister says

Sweden to spurn nuclear weapons as NATO member, foreign minister says

STOCKHOLM — Sweden plans to declare nuclear weapons cannot be stationed on its territory when the country joins the NATO military alliance, following in...
Sámi rights dispute shows frictions in Finland’s governing coalition

Sámi rights dispute shows frictions in Finland’s governing coalition

HELSINKI — A dispute over the rights of the Sámi people living in the Finnish Arctic has brought the frictions in Finland's coalition government...
Equinor postpones decision on a key offshore Arctic oil field

Equinor postpones decision on a key offshore Arctic oil field

Norway's state oil company Equinor and its partners announced a postponement of an investment decision on the Wisting oil project, which was poised to...
Hungary: Finland and Sweden ‘can count on us’ in NATO bid

Hungary: Finland and Sweden ‘can count on us’ in NATO bid

BUDAPEST — Hungary's parliament will discuss the ratification of Sweden and Finland's accession to NATO during its autumn session after a series of EU-related...