British attack helicopters arrive for winter exercise in Northern Norway

British attack helicopters arrive for winter exercise in Northern Norway

A British Army Apache Attack Helicopter is pictured arriving at Bardufoss, Northern Norway. (656 Squadron, 4 Regiment Army Air Corps via...
Canada has a new Inuk senator

Canada has a new Inuk senator

Inuvialuk Margaret Dawn Anderson was appointed to the Senate of Canada last month. (Courtesy PMO via Nunatsiaq News)
Here’s what the US federal government shutdown means for the Arctic

Here’s what the US federal government shutdown means for the Arctic

The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf departs Dutch Harbor in 2011. The Coast Guard is one of the key Arctic-focused agencies affected...
Russia updates defense missile systems, including in the Arctic

Russia updates defense missile systems, including in the Arctic

MOSCOW — Russia will in 2019 deploy the S-350 Vityaz new generation short- to mid-range surface-to-air defense missile complex, the Russian Defense Ministry said...
A large-scale Russian military exercise is coming to the Arctic

A large-scale Russian military exercise is coming to the Arctic

The Northern Sea Route will constitute a central part of Russia’s next major military exercise. A representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense confirms to...
With draft environmental study done, Trump administration hopes for Arctic refuge lease sale soon

With draft environmental study done, Trump administration hopes for Arctic refuge...

The Trump administration is on track to auction off oil drilling rights next year in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and a key milestone...
Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

All too often the Arctic region is portrayed as an area on the cusp of military crisis. This is an easy narrative to sell;...
Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Welcome to Canada, CCGS Capt. Molly Kool: On Dec. 14, the retrofitted and repainted ice-class tug from Norway became the first addition to the...
Embattled US Interior secretary, who championed expanded Arctic oil development, resigns abruptly

Embattled US Interior secretary, who championed expanded Arctic oil development, resigns...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has spent his two years in office pushing for new oil development across Arctic Alaska’s lands and waters, is...
Norway’s government postpones a Barents oil terminal decision until 2019

Norway’s government postpones a Barents oil terminal decision until 2019

The Norwegian government will not — as legislators had instructed it to — be issuing a decision this year about whether it is commercially...