For Asian countries, Arctic co-operation reflects regional realities

For Asian countries, Arctic co-operation reflects regional realities

Physically, the Arctic is far from northeast Asia. Judging from outcome of the third annual meeting of representatives from China, Japan and South Korea...
Russia beefs up Baltic Fleet amid NATO tensions: reports

Russia beefs up Baltic Fleet amid NATO tensions: reports

MOSCOW/STOCKHOLM — Russia is sharply upgrading the firepower of its Baltic Fleet by adding warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter NATO's build-up in...
Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

STOCKHOLM — Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse-strings likely to affect...
Nordic, Baltic states firm on Russian sanctions

Nordic, Baltic states firm on Russian sanctions

Nordic and Baltic prime ministers say their nations will stand firm on sanctions against Russia until peace is reached in Ukraine.“Russia is now challenging...
Trump moves to counter Obama climate legacy—but could be thwarted by energy economics

Trump moves to counter Obama climate legacy—but could be thwarted by...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor's environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite...
As Brexit goes, so goes Greenland’s relationship with the EU

As Brexit goes, so goes Greenland’s relationship with the EU

The future of Greenland’s trading relationship with the United Kingdom begins in Brussels.Greenland is not an EU member, but, as a part of the...
Scotland seeks “even stronger partnerships with northern neighbours”

Scotland seeks “even stronger partnerships with northern neighbours”

 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, then President of Iceland and architect of the Arctic Circle, had invited Sturgeon to address the annual Arctic Circle gathering when...
Alaska’s governor and Congressional delegation want to remove most of the state’s waters from new offshore leasing plan

Alaska’s governor and Congressional delegation want to remove most of the...

Alaska’s governor and Congressional delegation are urging the Department of Interior to limit offshore oil leasing to the three most prospective areas — the...
Busting the 2,000-acre myth about drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Busting the 2,000-acre myth about drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

The recent Republican tax bill, signed into law by President Trump, calls for two oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Will Obama make a move to (further) lock up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

Will Obama make a move to (further) lock up the Arctic...

WASHINGTON — As soon as it became clear that Republicans would again hold both houses of Congress and the White House, some Alaskans started talking...