Conservative British politicians warn Russia over its military expansion in the Arctic

Conservative British politicians warn Russia over its military expansion in the...

Two top British politicians speaking at a political conference over the weekend said the nation would push back firmly against Russian military encroachment in...
Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Last week, the new National Defense Authorization Act made headlines for strongly recommending the construction of six polar-class icebreakers in the next decade —...
Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

A pair of bills due to be introduced in Congress later this year could help strengthen the United States’ role in the Arctic, say...
Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Welcome to Canada, CCGS Capt. Molly Kool: On Dec. 14, the retrofitted and repainted ice-class tug from Norway became the first addition to the...
US has ‘vital national interests’ at stake in Russia-China relationship in the Arctic, expert says

US has ‘vital national interests’ at stake in Russia-China relationship in...

China and Russia have a complicated relationship in the Arctic, and the details of that relationship will be important to the United States.That's according...
New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

Less than two months into his new job, Adm. Karl L. Schultz, the new commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, encountered a surprise. The...
A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

It began as an aurora observatory — a place to improve atmospheric observations and space science in northern Iceland, at a rural outpost an...
Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the Northern Sea Route

Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the...

The Russian government has elaborated a set of rules for foreign naval vessels sailing on the Northern Sea Route, according to Izvestia. The newspaper has...
Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway for Russia’s Arctic tourism

Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway...

For visitors, the Russian town on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago combines the contrasts of pristine Arctic beauty and Soviet style industry. Nowadays, however, Barentsburg is...
A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik,...