Growing security concerns make the Arctic loom larger in Washington

Growing security concerns make the Arctic loom larger in Washington

Concerns over a shifting security situation could finally be earning the Arctic more attention among Washington insiders, if a series of recent congressional hearings...
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...
Denmark, Greenland agree to revisit airport funding, putting Chinese investment on hold

Denmark, Greenland agree to revisit airport funding, putting Chinese investment on...

COPENHAGEN — The prime ministers of Denmark and Greenland on Wednesday agreed to explore if and how Danish funding could be used to build...
Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

OSLO — Russia vowed on Thursday to retaliate for a plan by Norway to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed there.Oslo...
The Coast Guard is launching small satellites for Arctic search and rescue

The Coast Guard is launching small satellites for Arctic search and...

Ice melt is opening the Arctic up to new maritime activity, from shipping routes to tourism. Yet only a small fraction of the region —...
Norway to invite more U.S. Marines, for longer and closer to Russia

Norway to invite more U.S. Marines, for longer and closer to...

OSLO — Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed in the country in a move...