As China seeks to expand Arctic satellite coverage, some experts warn of military capabilities

As China seeks to expand Arctic satellite coverage, some experts warn...

China's Ministry of Transport is dispatching a team to measure and optimize the country’s communications capabilities in Arctic waters along Russia’s coastline. The team will be...
During Iceland visit, Pence plans to talk about Arctic ‘incursions’ by China, Russia: official

During Iceland visit, Pence plans to talk about Arctic ‘incursions’ by...

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence, in a visit to Iceland next week, will have talks about 'incursions' into the Arctic Circle by China...
Nordic defense ministers discuss Russian exercise activities

Nordic defense ministers discuss Russian exercise activities

The Nordic defense ministers want to establish closer ties and when they meet in Bergen, Norway this week, simplifying access to each other’s territories...
The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to Antarctica again

The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to...

The Polar Star, the only operational U.S. heavy icebreaker, reached Antarctica on its annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station on Jan. 17 — but...
Russian buildup worries Norway before big NATO military exercise

Russian buildup worries Norway before big NATO military exercise

NY-AALESUND, Norway — On the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the sun does not rise for four months of the year and it is so...
Reflecting local fears of increased attacks, Nunavut’s new draft polar bear plan boosts quotas

Reflecting local fears of increased attacks, Nunavut’s new draft polar bear...

The Government of Nunavut’s draft proposal for managing polar bear harvesting might not be popular outside the territory, but it reflects the experience of...
Arctic countries have begun working together to step up nuclear accident preparedness

Arctic countries have begun working together to step up nuclear accident...

Øyvind Aas-Hansen with the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) is happy to cooperate with Aleksandr Vazhenin and Pavel Borisov from the Emergency...
US marines train in Iceland

US marines train in Iceland

Armed soldiers from North Carolina are currently training in Keflavik in South Iceland. They are taking part in the Trident Juncture, a NATO-led military...
The US Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategy highlights geopolitics and security

The US Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategy highlights geopolitics and security

The U.S. Coast Guard's new Arctic Strategic Outlook, released on Monday, shows a shift in focus toward geopolitical and security concerns in the region.The...
U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out of step with its spending priorities

U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate resumed consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020. This is the bill that sets the annual budget...