How the new Sámi Arctic Strategy could shake up Arctic discourse

How the new Sámi Arctic Strategy could shake up Arctic discourse

Åsa Larsson Blind, president of the Saami Council, launched The Sámi Arctic Strategy at the EU Arctic Forum last week in Umeå, Sweden.The document’s full title...
Iqaluit hunters seek safety in technology amidst changing ice conditions

Iqaluit hunters seek safety in technology amidst changing ice conditions

How can technology best serve Inuit hunters?That’s the question that was discussed by about 20 Iqalungmiut who gathered at the Elders’ Qamaq in Iqaluit...
Trump, Niinistö remarks show two different visions of the Arctic

Trump, Niinistö remarks show two different visions of the Arctic

In a joint press conference that was overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump defending his actions in an ongoing whistleblower scandal that has prompted...
Is growing attention to the Arctic eclipsing Barents regional cooperation?

Is growing attention to the Arctic eclipsing Barents regional cooperation?

Reading the two programs of the high profile meetings in Umeå, northern Sweden this week, the ministers’ session of the Barents Euro-Arctic Commission appears...
The U.S. Navy ups its Arctic engagement, sending ships north and establishing a temporary presence in Iceland

The U.S. Navy ups its Arctic engagement, sending ships north and...

The U.S. Navy continues to step up its Arctic engagement, sending one cruiser and three destroyers into North Atlantic waters, and establishing a temporary...
Exxon, BP bosses set for rare Russia showing with Putin

Exxon, BP bosses set for rare Russia showing with Putin

MOSCOW — The bosses of ExxonMobil and BP are set to take part in an energy conference presided by Russian President Vladimir Putin in...
Pre-announcement buzz suggests the Arctic Council might be a Nobel Peace Prize contender

Pre-announcement buzz suggests the Arctic Council might be a Nobel Peace...

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo on October 11 and one of the many names mentioned in...
As an international expedition enters Russian Arctic waters, military activity in the area is high

As an international expedition enters Russian Arctic waters, military activity in...

The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (or MOSAiC), the largest-ever expedition of its kind, set sail Friday from Tromsø, Norway...
With its first Arctic policy, Scotland seeks to deepen northern ties

With its first Arctic policy, Scotland seeks to deepen northern ties

Citing close cultural and economic connections to the region, Scotland on Monday launched its first ever Arctic Policy framework.More than a quarter of Scotland’s...
Russia’s Rosneft seeks government backing for massive Arctic oil pipeline

Russia’s Rosneft seeks government backing for massive Arctic oil pipeline

Rosneft leader Igor Sechin says his company needs €36 billion in tax cuts for a planned oil pipeline to the Arctic Ocean. But Russia’s...