As the Arctic’s attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole

As the Arctic’s attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole

COPENHAGEN — On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbor of Nuuk, Greenland's capital, when a...
Sweden plans to re-establish a northern regiment

Sweden plans to re-establish a northern regiment

Sweden's plans to increase defense spending and capabilities includes adding more troops in the nation's North. Sweden’s military partly disarmed after the Cold War but...
The U.S. heavy-duty Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star will make a winter voyage to Arctic Alaska

The U.S. heavy-duty Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star will make a...

The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker that normally sails to the Antarctic will be headed north to Alaska waters this year, the admiral overseeing Alaska...
Canada’s federal government order national security review of TMAC-SD Gold sale

Canada’s federal government order national security review of TMAC-SD Gold sale

Canada's federal cabinet has ordered a national security review of the proposed sale of TMAC Resources Inc., which owns the Hope Bay gold mine...
Sweden boosts military spending, expands draft amid Russia tensions

Sweden boosts military spending, expands draft amid Russia tensions

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will boost military spending by around 40 percent over the next five years and double the numbers conscripted into the armed...
Moscow signals it will make national security a priority as Russia prepares to chair the Arctic Council

Moscow signals it will make national security a priority as Russia...

Accusing the U.S. and NATO of trying "to restrict Russia's activities in the Arctic," Dmitry Medvedev made clear that issues of national security will...
Norway says Russia is behind a cyber attack against its parliament

Norway says Russia is behind a cyber attack against its parliament

OSLO — Russia was behind a cyber attack launched against the Norwegian parliament in August, the Norwegian foreign minister said on Tuesday, an accusation...
The only US icebreaker sailing the Arctic faces extensive repairs after an engine fire

The only US icebreaker sailing the Arctic faces extensive repairs after...

After suffering an engine fire that cut its Arctic patrol season short, the icebreaker USCGC Healy is now undergoing extensive repairs. Last week, the Coast...
US approves possible sale of fighter jets, missiles to Finland

US approves possible sale of fighter jets, missiles to Finland

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of U.S.-made fighter jets and precision guided munitions to Finland as the country...
Russia touts test launch of hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

Russia touts test launch of hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

MOSCOW — Russia has test launched its Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile and successfully hit a target in the Barents Sea, a senior commander told...