Biden administration delays release of new Arctic Refuge drilling environmental review

Biden administration delays release of new Arctic Refuge drilling environmental review

The Biden administration has delayed by several months the release of a new environmental review of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The...
Russian parliament passes law limiting freedom of navigation along Northern Sea Route

Russian parliament passes law limiting freedom of navigation along Northern Sea...

Can Russia claim absolute control of all navigation along the Northern Sea Route, or will the freedom of navigation act under the U.N. Convention...
Hungary to ratify Finland, Sweden NATO bids in February, Finnish foreign minister says

Hungary to ratify Finland, Sweden NATO bids in February, Finnish foreign...

HELSINKI — Hungary has promised to ratify the NATO bids of Finland and Sweden in early February of 2023, Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto...
Turkey says Sweden, Finland must still do more to secure NATO membership

Turkey says Sweden, Finland must still do more to secure NATO...

ANKARA — Turkey said on Wednesday that Sweden and Finland had made progress towards NATO membership but that they still needed to do more...
Russia says Sweden and Finland joining NATO could accelerate militarization of Arctic region

Russia says Sweden and Finland joining NATO could accelerate militarization of...

Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Sweden and Finland joining NATO could accelerate the militarization of the Arctic region. Responding to a question about...
Putin’s top oilman praises Xi Jinping, invites China to invest in the Arctic

Putin’s top oilman praises Xi Jinping, invites China to invest in...

Russia desperately seeks to respond to the international sanctions imposed on its energy sector and increasingly looks to China for markets for its oil...
Norway to postpone oil and gas licensing round

Norway to postpone oil and gas licensing round

OSLO — Norway will not issue licenses for energy companies to explore for oil and gas in frontier areas during the life of the...
Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defenses

Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defenses

HELSINKI — The U.S. State Department has approved a second significant arms sale to Finland within a month, helping Russia's Nordic neighbor in its...
Russia summons Norwegian ambassador over arrest of Russian nationals

Russia summons Norwegian ambassador over arrest of Russian nationals

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it had summoned the Norwegian ambassador over what it said was the politically-motivated arrest of Russian citizens for...
Updated Nordic defense plans prioritize the North

Updated Nordic defense plans prioritize the North

The defense ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden signed an updated statement of intent on Tuesday in Oslo that prioritizes operations planning in the...