Russian National Guard takes over Arctic seaport security

Russian National Guard takes over Arctic seaport security

Nine seaports in the Russian Arctic will be protected by the National Guard over the course of the year, the force's head Viktor Zolotov...
US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

The United States Navy is drawing up plans to send multiple surface vessels through the Arctic Ocean this summer, signaling a potential change in...
U.S. Navy submarines surface near the North Pole as a major Arctic exercise gets underway

U.S. Navy submarines surface near the North Pole as a major...

ICEX 2020, a multi-national military exercise in the Arctic led by the U.S. Navy, began on March 4 with five nations and more than...
An apparently coordinated Russian response challenges Norway’s position in Svalbard

An apparently coordinated Russian response challenges Norway’s position in Svalbard

A letter sent by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide on the February 4 this year was the...
The US Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategy highlights geopolitics and security

The US Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategy highlights geopolitics and security

The U.S. Coast Guard's new Arctic Strategic Outlook, released on Monday, shows a shift in focus toward geopolitical and security concerns in the region. The...
The Trump administration appoints a new State Department Arctic coordinator

The Trump administration appoints a new State Department Arctic coordinator

After nearly four years without one, the U.S. State Department again has a top-level official devoted to Arctic issues. On Wednesday, the Trump administration named...
Five Eyes alliance urged to forge ties with Greenland to secure minerals

Five Eyes alliance urged to forge ties with Greenland to secure...

LONDON — The intelligence sharing alliance known as Five Eyes should forge ties with Greenland to boost supplies of critical minerals and cut dependence...
Akademik Ioffe grounding prompts Nunavut legislator to call for better safeguards

Akademik Ioffe grounding prompts Nunavut legislator to call for better safeguards

The Nunavut MLA who represents Kugaaruk, Emiliano Qirngnuq, is worried about the risks associated with Arctic cruise ship tourism. Qirngnuq’s concerns are prompted by the...
The US may be looking to acquire 10 more icebreakers — possibly from Finland

The US may be looking to acquire 10 more icebreakers —...

In comments made during a visit to the U.S. Southern Command on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump announced  that the U.S. is looking to acquire...
A Russian rocket launch could release debris into Nunavut waters

A Russian rocket launch could release debris into Nunavut waters

A Russian rocket, powered by toxic fuel, launched a satellite into orbit around the polar regions on Friday morning. The Government of Nunavut said this...