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...
Even with a Congressional mandate, a strategic US Arctic port will face obstacles

Even with a Congressional mandate, a strategic US Arctic port will...

Before the United States spends billions for a port on the Arctic coast of Alaska capable of handling military vessels, the Alaska Congressional delegation...
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...
Russia accused of cover-up over lethal submarine fire

Russia accused of cover-up over lethal submarine fire

MOSCOW — Russian commentators have challenged officials for not releasing full details about an accident on board a military submarine that killed 14 sailors.The...
New U.S. Senate defense bill requires Arctic strategic ports, attention on Russia and China

New U.S. Senate defense bill requires Arctic strategic ports, attention on...

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed its sprawling National Defense Authorization Act, appropriating $750 billion in national defense spending for 2020. The legislation included...
Arctic countries have begun working together to step up nuclear accident preparedness

Arctic countries have begun working together to step up nuclear accident...

Øyvind Aas-Hansen with the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) is happy to cooperate with Aleksandr Vazhenin and Pavel Borisov from the Emergency...
U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out of step with its spending priorities

U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate resumed consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020. This is the bill that sets the annual budget...
Iceland prioritizes continuity and a smooth transition to Russia in its chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Iceland prioritizes continuity and a smooth transition to Russia in its...

Last month, Iceland assumed chairmanship of the Arctic Council. But its leaders are already looking to the future, when Russia will take over the...
U.S. Arctic defense strategy ramps up rhetoric without committing resources, experts say

U.S. Arctic defense strategy ramps up rhetoric without committing resources, experts...

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its updated Arctic strategy last week. The 19-page document focuses on the threats posed by Russia and...
A new U.S. Defense Department Arctic Strategy sees growing uncertainty and tension in the region

A new U.S. Defense Department Arctic Strategy sees growing uncertainty and...

The United States' new Department of Defense (DoD) Arctic Strategy sees developments in the region as increasingly uncertain with “deepening and intensifying problematic strategic trends.” While...