The latest U.S. national defense bill expands focus on Russia and China in the Arctic

The latest U.S. national defense bill expands focus on Russia and...

The annual U.S. defense bill, which includes several key Arctic provisions, passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives this week, and it...
NORAD fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft off Alaska

NORAD fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft off Alaska

WASHINGTON — U.S. F-22 stealth fighter aircraft scrambled on Saturday to intercept four Russian reconnaissance planes off Alaska, said NORAD, the U.S and Canadian...
A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000 foreign soldiers

A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000...

Winter warfare capabilities will be in focus when the military exercise Northern Wind kicks off in Sweden's Norrbotten county in March.The exercise takes place...
Norway raises issue of Arctic GPS jamming with Russia

Norway raises issue of Arctic GPS jamming with Russia

Norwegian officials have complained to their Russian counterparts after forces on the heavily militarized Kola Peninsula have blinded GPS signals in Norwegian air space five...
New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

The U.S. government's $330 billion spending bill, released late Wednesday evening, includes funding for new icebreakers.The budget includes a total of $675 million for...
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...
As winter comes, NATO kicks off largest maneuvers since Cold War

As winter comes, NATO kicks off largest maneuvers since Cold War

OSLO — Military forces from 31 countries began NATO's largest exercise in decades, stretching from the Baltic Sea to Iceland, on Thursday, practicing military...
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...
Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Nordic prime ministers and German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted widening cooperation between the five Nordic countries and Germany in Reykjavik, Iceland, last month, just as Germany’s...
Panelists at Nunavut Mining Symposium want a link to Canada’s road system

Panelists at Nunavut Mining Symposium want a link to Canada’s road...

At the Nunavut Mining Symposium in Iqaluit, you don’t have to look far to find supporters of a road linking Nunavut to the Northwest...