Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says study

Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says...

A new study published by The Polar Journal identifies geography as a key factor to understanding Norway’s and Canada’s differing approaches to Arctic security....
More U.S. Marines to train in Norway, closer to Russia

More U.S. Marines to train in Norway, closer to Russia

OSLO — The United States will more than double the number of Marines stationed in Norway, in line with plans first outlined in June,...
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 —...
With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

Eight vessels from Russia's Northern Fleet vessels set sail from the fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula Wednesday heading northeast on...
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...
Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US heavy polar icebreaker alive

Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US...

The National Defense Authorization Act passed by the Senate on Wednesday provides $716 billion for defense in fiscal year 2019 — and revives the prospect...
Sweden opts for Patriot missile system amid growing Russia tensions

Sweden opts for Patriot missile system amid growing Russia tensions

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will buy the Patriot air defense missile system from U.S. arms manufacturer Raytheon Co, the government said on Thursday, as it...
Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
Chinese navy commander talks cooperation in visit to Russian Arctic

Chinese navy commander talks cooperation in visit to Russian Arctic

Last year, China and Russia held a joint naval exercise in the Baltic Sea. Now, during a visit by a top Chinese admiral to...
How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy icebreaker

How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy...

Two things happened in Washington D.C. this week that suggest the U.S. Coast Guard could soon find itself with no heavy icebreaker. First, a House...