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...
U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska

U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska

Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday.The Russian TU-95 "Bear" bombers flew into a so-called...
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...
The latest US defense budget finally pays more attention to the Arctic — but at the cost of deficit spending

The latest US defense budget finally pays more attention to the...

The Pentagon is about to get one of its biggest spending increases in U.S. history but the Trump administration and Congress are making no...
Russian military tests newly deployed coastal defense system in Arctic

Russian military tests newly deployed coastal defense system in Arctic

Russia's military recently tested its Bastion coastal defense systems at Kotelny Island in the Laptev Sea in the Arctic Ocean.A video released by the country's defense...
Akademik Ioffe grounding prompts Nunavut legislator to call for better safeguards

Akademik Ioffe grounding prompts Nunavut legislator to call for better safeguards

The Nunavut MLA who represents Kugaaruk, Emiliano Qirngnuq, is worried about the risks associated with Arctic cruise ship tourism.Qirngnuq’s concerns are prompted by the...
Russia defense report lists Norway’s Svalbard policy as potential risk of war

Russia defense report lists Norway’s Svalbard policy as potential risk of...

Details from a Russian Defense Ministry report show that Moscow is not happy with Norway’s attempt to establish absolute national jurisdiction over Svalbard and...
China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

Two seemingly unrelated messages, reaching us only a few days apart, recently revealed how Greenland occupies an increasingly strategic place in today’s geopolitics.One of...
A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000 foreign soldiers

A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000...

Winter warfare capabilities will be in focus when the military exercise Northern Wind kicks off in Sweden's Norrbotten county in March.The exercise takes place...
A nuclear-capable bomber crashed in Arctic Russia amid a snowstorm, Defense Ministry says

A nuclear-capable bomber crashed in Arctic Russia amid a snowstorm, Defense...

MOSCOW — A nuclear-capable Tupolev-22M3 supersonic bomber crashed while trying to land in a snowstorm on Tuesday in Russia's far north, the Defense Ministry...