A changing Arctic is pulling both NATO and Russia north

A changing Arctic is pulling both NATO and Russia north

NATO is conducting large-scale exercises this month with Norway as the staging ground. It's part of a steady shift in focus into the Arctic for...
More military activity may spoil the Arctic’s atmosphere of collaboration, warns a Danish report

More military activity may spoil the Arctic’s atmosphere of collaboration, warns...

In the coming year, Danish security experts will be most concerned with Russian attempts to disrupt a planned general election through a similar pattern...
Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russia’s Northern Fleet has stopped a ship suspected of violating sailing regulations in the remote Arctic waters of the Northern Sea Route. It is...
US Coast Guard prepares for annual Arctic operations, but with coronavirus precautions

US Coast Guard prepares for annual Arctic operations, but with coronavirus...

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct its seasonal Arctic Alaska operations this summer and fall, despite the coronavirus pandemic, leaders said last week. But the...
German forces land in Norway for major NATO exercises

German forces land in Norway for major NATO exercises

FREDRIKSTAD, Norway — German troops and vehicles arrived in Norway on Friday for the largest exercise on NATO's northern flank since the Cold War...
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...
US, Canadian fighters intercept Russian planes near Alaska

US, Canadian fighters intercept Russian planes near Alaska

Two days after Russian military aircraft made an unusually long flight past Norway’s coast toward the Greenland-Iceland-UK gap, similar aircraft made a similar flight...
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...
Norway rearms Finnmark for new security landscape

Norway rearms Finnmark for new security landscape

Norway's army is well underway with establishing a new Cavalry Battalion, Home Guard and a Ranger Company in Finnmark, Norway's northernmost region, which borders...
Putin says Russian submarine in fatal Barents Sea accident was nuclear-powered

Putin says Russian submarine in fatal Barents Sea accident was nuclear-powered

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three...