Russia complains of Norwegian restrictions on its activities on Svalbard

Russia complains of Norwegian restrictions on its activities on Svalbard

MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday accused Norway of restricting its activities on Svalbard and said it wanted talks with Oslo to resolve the issue.Svalbard,...
Alaska lawmakers back a federal push to create a center for Arctic defense studies

Alaska lawmakers back a federal push to create a center for...

Alaska state lawmakers have given their support to a plan to create a Department of Defense center to study Arctic issues.The state Senate on...
The Arctic’s future population will likely be more urban, more aged — and only slightly bigger

The Arctic’s future population will likely be more urban, more aged...

The Arctic’s population is expected to remain stable through the middle of the century, but there are likely to be wide differences in how...
A US helping hand to Norway in Jan Mayen also extends the Pentagon’s Arctic reach

A US helping hand to Norway in Jan Mayen also extends...

Jan Mayen, a Norwegian outpost at the edge of the Arctic, is known by that country’s military as its “most exotic” workplace. Earlier this...
An Inuit exemption to the European Union’s seal product ban is ineffective, a new report says

An Inuit exemption to the European Union’s seal product ban is...

The European Union should do more to raise public awareness about how its ban on seal products includes an exemption for Inuit communities, say...
Research team injects Inuit views into Ottawa’s plan for safe Arctic shipping

Research team injects Inuit views into Ottawa’s plan for safe Arctic...

Most Inuit and local informants agree that designated safe shipping corridors planned for Canadian Arctic waters should be set up to protect marine mammals...
The first Arctic decree from Russia’s new prime minister is about oil

The first Arctic decree from Russia’s new prime minister is about...

Three days after he was announced as Russia’s new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin granted Gazprom Neft the right to develop the Khambateyskoye oil and...
Defense expert slams Ottawa for ignoring North Warning System upgrade

Defense expert slams Ottawa for ignoring North Warning System upgrade

In a scathing article published on Jan. 14, James Fergusson, a defense expert, says the federal government is dodging the need to replace the...
In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for the first Lider-class icebreaker

In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for...

On January 15, the same day he delivered his resignation, former Russian Prim minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a resolution allocating 127 billion rubles (€1.85...
American forces withdraw from allied exercise in Arctic Norway

American forces withdraw from allied exercise in Arctic Norway

About 3,000 U.S. troops who were originally set to take part in Cold Response, a series of Norway-led winter drills in the Norwegian Arctic,...