As Arctic talks move to China, leaders downplay divides

As Arctic talks move to China, leaders downplay divides

As a kind of illustration of the quick shifts in current Arctic affairs, a host of politicians, government officials and analysts from several countries...
Amid increasingly aggressive geopolitical rhetoric, the US Coast Guard seeks peaceful cooperation

Amid increasingly aggressive geopolitical rhetoric, the US Coast Guard seeks peaceful...

The Trump administration may have recently amplified its rhetoric around geopolitics and national security concerns in the Arctic, but the U.S. Coast Guard, the...
Inuit leaders condemn Arctic Council’s lack of consensus on climate change

Inuit leaders condemn Arctic Council’s lack of consensus on climate change

After the 2019 Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland concluded without a joint declaration for the first time, the Inuit Circumpolar Council had...
New satellite images show the speed and extent of Russia’s Arctic development

New satellite images show the speed and extent of Russia’s Arctic...

Russia continues to pursue its security and economic interests above the Arctic Circle and new satellite imagery collected by High North News shows the...
US State Department announces plans for a diplomatic presence in Greenland

US State Department announces plans for a diplomatic presence in Greenland

The U.S. State Department announced Thursday that it plans to establish a presence in Greenland.The announcement was made as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
The Arctic Council approves observer status for the International Maritime Organization

The Arctic Council approves observer status for the International Maritime Organization

At its ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland Tuesday, the Arctic Council acquired a new observer: the International Maritime Organization.The new status for the United...
The US Coast Guard plans to request more icebreaker funding next year

The US Coast Guard plans to request more icebreaker funding next...

U.S. Coast Guard commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said on Monday that the agency plans to ask for additional icebreaker funding in the 2021 budget.Speaking...
China pushes back against Pompeo criticism over its role in the Arctic

China pushes back against Pompeo criticism over its role in the...

China's foreign ministry on Tuesday said a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticizing China's conduct in the Arctic was "the complete opposite...
For the first time ever, an Arctic Council ministerial meeting has ended without a joint declaration

For the first time ever, an Arctic Council ministerial meeting has...

A meeting of all eight Arctic foreign ministers, including U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Russia's Sergei Lavrov, ended on Tuesday in Rovaniemi,...
Continued disagreements over climate change appear likely to kill an Arctic Council joint declaration

Continued disagreements over climate change appear likely to kill an Arctic...

For the first time since the establishment of the Arctic Council in 1996, a meeting of the foreign ministers from the eight Arctic states...