New naval ships advance Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic

New naval ships advance Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic

There’s a small glass porthole in the captain’s cabin of HMCS Charlottetown. Besides a handful of windshields, the pie-sized lookout is the only true...
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...
With an eye on Russia, U.S. Navy re-establishing its Second Fleet

With an eye on Russia, U.S. Navy re-establishing its Second Fleet

WASHINGTON — The United States Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet, responsible for the northern Atlantic Ocean, nearly seven years after it was disbanded...
The latest US defense budget finally pays more attention to the Arctic — but at the cost of deficit spending

The latest US defense budget finally pays more attention to the...

The Pentagon is about to get one of its biggest spending increases in U.S. history but the Trump administration and Congress are making no...
Norway is worried by intensified Russian naval activity on its Arctic border

Norway is worried by intensified Russian naval activity on its Arctic...

LONDON — Russia has increased its naval activity in international waters close to Norway and its military capabilities are a growing concern, Norway's navy...
Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

OSLO — Russia vowed on Thursday to retaliate for a plan by Norway to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed there.Oslo...
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...
The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to Antarctica again

The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to...

The Polar Star, the only operational U.S. heavy icebreaker, reached Antarctica on its annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station on Jan. 17 — but...
Citing security concerns, Russia opposes US startup promising satellite internet to remote areas

Citing security concerns, Russia opposes US startup promising satellite internet to...

MOSCOW — Russia's state security agency is opposing a high-level deal for the U.S. OneWeb satellite startup to bring Internet access to remote parts...
U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic season underway with station opened at Kotzebue

U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic season underway with station opened at Kotzebue

The U.S. Coast Guard has set up its summer shop in Arctic Alaska, establishing a seasonal base of operations at Kotzebue, a hub community...