U.S., Russian officials discuss sanctions, Russian gas pipeline plans

U.S., Russian officials discuss sanctions, Russian gas pipeline plans

WASHINGTON — Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia and Moscow's plan to expand its Nord Stream...
China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

The China National Nuclear Corporation, a state-owned enterprise which oversees all civil and military nuclear programs, announced it was seeking bids for the country’s...
How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

In 1977, Norway established a maritime Fisheries Protection Zone (FPZ) around the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Norway avoided claiming an outright Exclusive Economic Zone...
Trump says Norway lacks ‘credible’ defense spending plan: paper

Trump says Norway lacks ‘credible’ defense spending plan: paper

OSLO — Norway, which shares an Arctic border with Russia, lacks a "credible plan" how to meet NATO's spending target, U.S. President Donald Trump...
‘America’s got to up its game in the Arctic,’ says Defense Secretary Mattis

‘America’s got to up its game in the Arctic,’ says Defense...

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — The United States needs to "up its game" in the Arctic and deal with an increasingly important and...
The US keeps falling further behind other nations in preparing for the opening of the Arctic Ocean

The US keeps falling further behind other nations in preparing for...

Meteorologist David Titley, a professor at Penn State, is a retired Navy admiral, which means  “I do not have to start everything with, ‘I...
Alaskans try for damage control as U.S.-China tariff dispute escalates

Alaskans try for damage control as U.S.-China tariff dispute escalates

A Washington, D.C. trip that Gov. Bill Walker had scheduled to help promote North Slope natural gas development has taken on a new urgency...
Ottawa promises to exempt aviation fuel from carbon tax in Canada’s northern territories

Ottawa promises to exempt aviation fuel from carbon tax in Canada’s...

The federal government has committed to exempting aviation fuel used in Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories from the country’s carbon tax.Under Ottawa’s carbon pricing...
The UK’s new Arctic policy is more explicit — but still conservative

The UK’s new Arctic policy is more explicit — but still...

The United Kingdom adopted a new Arctic policy framework earlier this year, and while it supports the status quo, the strategy is more explicit...
Russia’s new natural resource minister opens an Arctic office

Russia’s new natural resource minister opens an Arctic office

Russia's Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin has announced the establishment of a new Arctic department, saying an improvement of the ministry structure is...