Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries about militarization in the North Atlantic

Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries...

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, is rare for her time; a truly left wing European head of government.She is chairman of Iceland’s...
Russian buildup worries Norway before big NATO military exercise

Russian buildup worries Norway before big NATO military exercise

NY-AALESUND, Norway — On the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the sun does not rise for four months of the year and it is so...
New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

The U.S. government's $330 billion spending bill, released late Wednesday evening, includes funding for new icebreakers.The budget includes a total of $675 million for...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...