How thawing permafrost could resurrect long-dormant diseases

How thawing permafrost could resurrect long-dormant diseases

MOSCOW — In 2016, a 12-year-old boy died and more than 70 people were hospitalized in north-eastern Siberia after an outbreak of a bacteria...
Denmark should support an Arctic military forum, a Danish think-tank says

Denmark should support an Arctic military forum, a Danish think-tank says

Denmark should respond to a growing great-power rivalry in the Arctic between the United States, China and Russia by seeking middle ground in which...
Canadian Coast Guard seeks COVID-19 tests for crew before Arctic operations begin

Canadian Coast Guard seeks COVID-19 tests for crew before Arctic operations...

COVID-19 prevention will be the “key focus” when the Canadian Coast Guard officially starts its icebreaking operations in the Arctic on June 22, its...
US opens a consulate in Greenland, a year after a bid to buy

US opens a consulate in Greenland, a year after a bid...

WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday reopened a consulate in Greenland, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, in an apparent bid to shore...
Trump calls for an accelerated expansion of the U.S. icebreaker fleet

Trump calls for an accelerated expansion of the U.S. icebreaker fleet

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for a faster expansion of the U.S. icebreaker fleet than previously planned — including exploring the possibility of...
Putin raises the Northern Fleet’s strategic role

Putin raises the Northern Fleet’s strategic role

In an early June decree, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the status of the Northern Fleet to one equivalent to a military district. Beginning on...
The US Navy needs to rework its relationships with Iceland and Greenland, expert says

The US Navy needs to rework its relationships with Iceland and...

Climate change is reshaping the Arctic Ocean, and U.S. and NATO forces need to change their strategies in response, says Rebecca Pincus, an assistant...
A U.S. long-range bomber joined Norwegian fighter jets on an Arctic exercise

A U.S. long-range bomber joined Norwegian fighter jets on an Arctic...

At least four F-35s and three F-16s from the Norwegian Air Force flew wing-by-wing with a huge American long-range strategic bomber in exercises off...
Russia’s FSB sees a threat from foreign Arctic researchers and Indigenous peoples activists

Russia’s FSB sees a threat from foreign Arctic researchers and Indigenous...

The head of Russia's Border Guard Service, a branch of the federal security service FSB, says that foreign researchers and Indigenous peoples activists operating...
Russia’s ‘doomsday drone’ prepares for testing

Russia’s ‘doomsday drone’ prepares for testing

One year after a fatal accident with a nuclear-powered missile in the White Sea, Russia's weapon designers say a test launch of the Poseidon...