China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

Two seemingly unrelated messages, reaching us only a few days apart, recently revealed how Greenland occupies an increasingly strategic place in today’s geopolitics.One of...
Denmark, Canada agree to settle Hans Island dispute

Denmark, Canada agree to settle Hans Island dispute

A long-standing dispute over what is essentially a large rock between Nunavut and Greenland may soon find its end after representatives from Denmark and...
The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to Antarctica again

The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to...

The Polar Star, the only operational U.S. heavy icebreaker, reached Antarctica on its annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station on Jan. 17 — but...
The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The crew of the Polar Star, the only operable U.S. heavy polar icebreaker, had completed this season's annual resupply mission to Antarctica despite a...
U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military officials have upped their rhetoric on Russia’s activities in the Arctic.In statements made before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate,...
Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
Sweden opts for Patriot missile system amid growing Russia tensions

Sweden opts for Patriot missile system amid growing Russia tensions

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will buy the Patriot air defense missile system from U.S. arms manufacturer Raytheon Co, the government said on Thursday, as it...
Saami Council says Arctic rail link will have major negative consequences for reindeer husbandry

Saami Council says Arctic rail link will have major negative consequences...

A railway connecting Rovaniemi in Finland to the Arctic Ocean port of Kirkenes in Norway will affect the income and existence of the reindeer...
As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is struggling to get on board

As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is...

When it comes to the future of Greenland’s economy, there are two things lawmakers in Nuuk and in Copenhagen can agree on.The first is...
Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House GOP cuts

Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House...

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations committee approved its Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2019 — and funding for a...