The Arctic has a limited role in COP21

Despite recent focus on effects of climate change in the Arctic by leading Arctic nations, there is reason to believe that the region will not be addr

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2015-11-24

The U.S. still needs Arctic energy

Editors' Note: America has fallen behind its economic competitors—namely Russia and China—in Arctic resource and infrastructure investment. Charles Eb

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2015-11-23

Following in Shell's footsteps, oil major Statoil will also exit the Alaskan Arctic

Statoil, the major Norwegian oil company, announced Tuesday that just like Royal Dutch Shell, it too is abandoning plans of drilling in the Alaskan Ar

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2015-11-23

China's Arctic Strategy: Respect, co-operation and win-win

It has become commonplace at the annual Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavík for non-Arctic states and governments to present their Far North regiona

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2015-11-22

Keynote Speech by Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming at the China Country Session of the Third Arctic Circle Assembly

Your Excellency President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson,Ladies and Gentlemen,The Chinese delegation is honored to hold this country session during the third

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2015-10-18

Chinese FM spells out stance on Arctic

China's foreign minister has reiterated the principles guiding China's participation in Arctic affairs. Wang Yi said Beijing always follows respect, c

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2015-10-18

Video Message by Foreign Minister Wang Yi At the Opening Ceremony of the Third Arctic Circle Assembly

Your Excellency President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson,Ladies and Gentlemen,At the invitation extended by President Grímsson to President Xi Jinping, China

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2015-10-18

Russia Isn't Trying to Start a War in the Arctic — It's Just Keeping Out the Riffraff

The Arctic is heating up, and not just because of global warming. On Thursday, Norway's military chief announced plans to modernize and expand its fo

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2015-10-08

Shell abandons oil exploration in Alaska but stays in the Arctic

They came, they drilled, they withdrew. In a surprise move, the oil giant Shell this week announced a halt to exploration for oil and gas under the Ch

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2015-10-01

US builds up Arctic spy network as Russia, China increase presence

As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats

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2015-09-13