German forces land in Norway for major NATO exercises

German forces land in Norway for major NATO exercises

FREDRIKSTAD, Norway — German troops and vehicles arrived in Norway on Friday for the largest exercise on NATO's northern flank since the Cold War...
Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway for Russia’s Arctic tourism

Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway...

For visitors, the Russian town on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago combines the contrasts of pristine Arctic beauty and Soviet style industry. Nowadays, however, Barentsburg is...
In a new report, Britain reconsiders its Arctic military capabilities

In a new report, Britain reconsiders its Arctic military capabilities

To understand the British House of Commons report, released earlier this month, expressing concern about that country’s capabilities to conduct military operations in the...
Chinese hackers targeted Alaska firms, government after trade mission, say researchers

Chinese hackers targeted Alaska firms, government after trade mission, say researchers

WASHINGTON/LONDON — Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed Alaska companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit...
Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says study

Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says...

A new study published by The Polar Journal identifies geography as a key factor to understanding Norway’s and Canada’s differing approaches to Arctic security....
More U.S. Marines to train in Norway, closer to Russia

More U.S. Marines to train in Norway, closer to Russia

OSLO — The United States will more than double the number of Marines stationed in Norway, in line with plans first outlined in June,...
Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Last week, the new National Defense Authorization Act made headlines for strongly recommending the construction of six polar-class icebreakers in the next decade —...
With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

Eight vessels from Russia's Northern Fleet vessels set sail from the fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula Wednesday heading northeast on...
New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

Less than two months into his new job, Adm. Karl L. Schultz, the new commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, encountered a surprise. The...
Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US heavy polar icebreaker alive

Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US...

The National Defense Authorization Act passed by the Senate on Wednesday provides $716 billion for defense in fiscal year 2019 — and revives the prospect...