Russian National Guard takes over Arctic seaport security

Russian National Guard takes over Arctic seaport security

Nine seaports in the Russian Arctic will be protected by the National Guard over the course of the year, the force's head Viktor Zolotov...
Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Nordic prime ministers and German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted widening cooperation between the five Nordic countries and Germany in Reykjavik, Iceland, last month, just as Germany’s...
Canadian Inuit organization says food harvesting should be a paid job

Canadian Inuit organization says food harvesting should be a paid job

Country food harvesting must become a form of paid employment, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association said in a report released at its recent board meeting...
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...
U.S. Coast Guard launches its first satellites, with an eye on Arctic security

U.S. Coast Guard launches its first satellites, with an eye on...

On Monday last week, the U.S. Coast Guard launched its first satellites into space. By Tuesday, operators had already successfully detected signals from the...
Americans still aren’t fully embracing the nation’s Arctic identity, a new survey finds

Americans still aren’t fully embracing the nation’s Arctic identity, a new...

In the past three years, the United States has chaired the eight-nation Arctic Council, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Arctic...
Pilots again warned of GPS jamming in Norway’s border region to Russia

Pilots again warned of GPS jamming in Norway’s border region to...

Aircraft traveling to and from the Kirkenes airport could be affected by the GPS signal jamming. (Thomas Nilsen / The Independent...
Danish PM had ‘constructive conversation’ with Trump after Greenland fallout

Danish PM had ‘constructive conversation’ with Trump after Greenland fallout

COPENHAGEN — Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had a "constructive conversation" with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, discussing cooperation on security policy, Danish...
Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Last week, the new National Defense Authorization Act made headlines for strongly recommending the construction of six polar-class icebreakers in the next decade —...
Why Russia is likely to remain cooperative in the Arctic

Why Russia is likely to remain cooperative in the Arctic

Sometimes there is much solace in cool analysis. Listen to this: Russia is likely to continue as an active and willing partner in the...