U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military officials have upped their rhetoric on Russia’s activities in the Arctic.In statements made before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate,...
Norway says Russia’s mock attack on Vardø radar troubles stability in the north

Norway says Russia’s mock attack on Vardø radar troubles stability in...

A year ago, on March 24 2017, nine Russian aircraft simulated an attack on Norway’s radar station in Vardø.The mock attack, made by bombers...
U.S. Navy and NATO allies kick off five-week Arctic exercise

U.S. Navy and NATO allies kick off five-week Arctic exercise

The U.S. Navy together with forces from the United Kingdom and Canada began their bi-annual Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 on March 7. The five-week-long...
Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Measuring about a foot on its longest side and not much thicker than a long book, the first satellite to be taken into use...
Boeing wins $6.56 billion contract to expand U.S. missile defense in Alaska

Boeing wins $6.56 billion contract to expand U.S. missile defense in...

WASHINGTON — Boeing Co. was awarded a $6.56 billion U.S. defense contract for development and sustainment of an enlarged ground-based midcourse anti-ballistic missile defense...
Finns, worried by Russia, hand cautious president huge election win

Finns, worried by Russia, hand cautious president huge election win

HELSINKI — Finland's moderate President Sauli Niinisto cruised to a rare first round election win on Sunday as his delicate balancing of ties with neighbor...
Canada should discourage Arctic NATO operations, experts say

Canada should discourage Arctic NATO operations, experts say

Despite concern over some of Russia’s actions elsewhere, Canadians don’t need to be worried about Russian militarization in the Arctic—and shouldn’t seek to ramp...
Norway renews Russian Arctic research funding

Norway renews Russian Arctic research funding

 Norwegian scholars specializing in Russia and the Arctic are set to benefit from a new round of Foreign Ministry funding for a national research...
Greenland is getting more of a say in Danish military matters

Greenland is getting more of a say in Danish military matters

Lawmakers representing Greenland in Copenhagen are leveraging growing international focus on the Arctic as negotiations over Denmark’s 2018-2022 defense budget head into their final phase.In...
Denmark’s new military spending plan doesn’t boost forces in the Arctic

Denmark’s new military spending plan doesn’t boost forces in the Arctic

Greenland and the Arctic are set to remain a defense priority for Copenhagen — but not to see additional military funding.A Danish government proposal to...