Denmark boosts Arctic defense spending

Denmark boosts Arctic defense spending

COPENHAGEN — Denmark said on Thursday it will significantly strengthen its defense capabilities in the Arctic, including long-range drones and radars, as shrinking sea...
U.S. and Russia sign new maritime pollution agreement, conduct joint Bering Sea patrol

U.S. and Russia sign new maritime pollution agreement, conduct joint Bering...

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Russia’s Marine Rescue Service have agreed to an updated plan to address maritime pollution across international boundaries in...
New Russian fighter jets are deployed to an upgraded Arctic air base

New Russian fighter jets are deployed to an upgraded Arctic air...

New supersonic fighter jets took over combat alert duties at the Rogachevo air field in Novaya Zemlya in early January. This weekend, the head commander...
U.S. Air Force to refuel Finnish fighter jets up north

U.S. Air Force to refuel Finnish fighter jets up north

The U.S. and Finnish air forces are set to train together on mid-air refueling in the Arctic this week. An American KC-135 Stratotanker will fly...
Fossil fuels and positive effects of climate change top Russia’s new Arctic priorities, says ambassador

Fossil fuels and positive effects of climate change top Russia’s new...

Tax benefits for hydrocarbon extractors and a customs duty regime that benefits domestic investors are de facto turning the Russian Arctic into the world’s...
Norway cancels Arctic military exercise over COVID-19 safety concerns

Norway cancels Arctic military exercise over COVID-19 safety concerns

Norway on Tuesday called off a major Arctic military exercise with NATO allies because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The Joint Viking exercise and...
Kangerlussuaq runway repairs to begin in 2023

Kangerlussuaq runway repairs to begin in 2023

Work to repair damage done to the runway at Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport by thawing permafrost will begin in 2023 as part of an agreement...
Russia wants to resume meetings between Arctic defense chiefs

Russia wants to resume meetings between Arctic defense chiefs

As Russia prepares to take over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2021 to 2023, a top Russia official says the country welcomes...
New US Arctic strategies ignore climate risks in focus on geopolitics, experts say

New US Arctic strategies ignore climate risks in focus on geopolitics,...

In the final days of the Trump administration, two U.S. agencies released new Arctic security strategies. But the plans focus overwhelmingly on geopolitics, largely...
The US federal government has greenlighted the next phase of Nome’s port expansion

The US federal government has greenlighted the next phase of Nome’s...

Late last month, Congress passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, which authorizes — but not yet fund — a long-awaited expansion of...