US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China out and Russia at bay

US defense investments in Greenland infrastructure would keep NATO in, China...

Politically, Greenland has cast its lot with the West. But, when it comes to commercial opportunities, it is more open. China, especially, has been...
Growing security concerns make the Arctic loom larger in Washington

Growing security concerns make the Arctic loom larger in Washington

Concerns over a shifting security situation could finally be earning the Arctic more attention among Washington insiders, if a series of recent congressional hearings...
Chinese hackers targeted Alaska firms, government after trade mission, say researchers

Chinese hackers targeted Alaska firms, government after trade mission, say researchers

WASHINGTON/LONDON — Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed Alaska companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit...
Canada expands its air defense identification zone to cover Arctic archipelago

Canada expands its air defense identification zone to cover Arctic archipelago

In a statement released last week, Canada announced that it has expanded its Air Defense Identification Zone to cover all of the Canadian Arctic.The...
In face of uncertainty about Russia, a Nordic gang of four emerges

In face of uncertainty about Russia, a Nordic gang of four...

From 2009, when they founded Nordefco, a military alliance, until 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea, Nordic countries saw closer collaboration as a way to...
China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

The China National Nuclear Corporation, a state-owned enterprise which oversees all civil and military nuclear programs, announced it was seeking bids for the country’s...
U.S. Navy and NATO allies kick off five-week Arctic exercise

U.S. Navy and NATO allies kick off five-week Arctic exercise

The U.S. Navy together with forces from the United Kingdom and Canada began their bi-annual Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 on March 7. The five-week-long...
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...
Copenhagen is ignoring Russian, Chinese activity in the Arctic, lawmakers warn

Copenhagen is ignoring Russian, Chinese activity in the Arctic, lawmakers warn

Members of the Danish national assembly have roundly criticised the government for failing to pay sufficient attention to threats to stability in the region...
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...