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...
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...
One year after ransomware attack, the Nunavut government says all computer systems are restored

One year after ransomware attack, the Nunavut government says all computer...

The Government of Nunavut says it has recovered from last November’s crippling malware attack on its computer network. “All GN system applications have been restored...
A new U.S. defense bill could require plans for an Arctic strategic port, missile warning upgrades

A new U.S. defense bill could require plans for an Arctic...

The U.S. Senate's version of the national defense spending bill calls for a strategic Arctic port, upgrades to a regional missile warning system and...
US opens a consulate in Greenland, a year after a bid to buy

US opens a consulate in Greenland, a year after a bid...

WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday reopened a consulate in Greenland, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, in an apparent bid to shore...
Russian navy announces comprehensive naval exercises off Northern Norway

Russian navy announces comprehensive naval exercises off Northern Norway

A group of Northern Fleet warships is sailing north for live-fire exercises in the Norwegian Sea near the Arctic Circle, and NATO has deployed extra...
U.S. Energy Secretary Perry praises Arctic oil and gas potential, while emphasizing energy geopolitics

U.S. Energy Secretary Perry praises Arctic oil and gas potential, while...

On Thursday at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, when U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry spoke about U.S. Arctic energy investments, he included...
U.S. Coast Guard announces plans for a third heavy icebreaker

U.S. Coast Guard announces plans for a third heavy icebreaker

Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said the service has plans to build a third heavy icebreaker, and intends to...
Americans still aren’t fully embracing the nation’s Arctic identity, a new survey finds

Americans still aren’t fully embracing the nation’s Arctic identity, a new...

In the past three years, the United States has chaired the eight-nation Arctic Council, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Arctic...
How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

It makes no sense to cut money for building a polar class icebreaker so that Congress can fund a U.S. border wall with Mexico. But...