Russia-Norway border sees fewest crossings since Soviet times

Russia-Norway border sees fewest crossings since Soviet times

With 2021 dominated by pandemic-related travel restrictions caused by the pandemic, the number of of travelers across the Norwegian-Russian border reached record lows. “The total...
Sweden’s defense strategy would be in tatters if Russian demands were met, says military chief

Sweden’s defense strategy would be in tatters if Russian demands were...

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's security strategy would be entirely undermined if NATO agreed to refrain from expanding further and curb some of its activity in...
Norway closes its main air base north of the Arctic Circle

Norway closes its main air base north of the Arctic Circle

Fighter jets have been stationed at Bodø since 1955 and the air base was Norway’s most important throughout the Cold War and until today. Located...
A huge Alaska caribou herd’s population is again in decline

A huge Alaska caribou herd’s population is again in decline

One of the largest caribou herds in North America has declined by nearly a quarter in the past two years, hitting a population level...
A new Arctic fiber project aims to link Asia and Europe via the Northwest Passage

A new Arctic fiber project aims to link Asia and Europe...

A group of companies is planning an ambitious new fiber-optic cable connecting Europe and East Asia through the Arctic. The Finnish telecom company Cinia, along...
The new US 5-year Arctic research plan aims to address social and community issues

The new US 5-year Arctic research plan aims to address social...

A new five-year U.S. Arctic research plan focuses on community and social needs, a pivot from a past emphasis on pure environmental science. The plan...
What the new defense spending bill could mean for the Arctic

What the new defense spending bill could mean for the Arctic

The $768 billion defense spending bill that passed the U.S. Senate last week, has numerous Arctic-focused provisions, including an Arctic defense strategy, funding for...
Russian forces based near Norway and Finland get a new air defense system

Russian forces based near Norway and Finland get a new air...

Servicemen from the 200th Separate Motor Rifle Brigade of Russia's Northern Fleet spent four months in the training field of Yeisk in southern Russia...
Canada’s new naval Arctic patrol ship circumnavigated North America on its first voyage

Canada’s new naval Arctic patrol ship circumnavigated North America on its...

The Royal Canadian Navy's Arctic and offshore patrol vessel HMCS Harry DeWolf returned to its home port of Halifax on Thursday, after circumnavigating the...
In rural Alaska, COVID-19 evokes memories of a past pandemic — and shapes preparations for the next one

In rural Alaska, COVID-19 evokes memories of a past pandemic —...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...