Egill Thor Nielsson and Bjarni Mar Magnusson:The Arctic five strike again

July 30, 2015 - 6:51am - By Egill Thor Nielsson and Dr Bjarni Mar MagnussonOn July 16 the so-called ‘Arctic five’ countries signed a “Declaration conc

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2015-08-05

You Can't Have Your Baked Alaska and Eat It Too

Victoria Herrmann Today, the phrase ‘Arctic energy’ has become synonymous with snowy oil rigs, icy ocean exploration, and Greenpeace activists. The re

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2015-06-25

The Arctic Paradox and Russia's energy policy

Through its use of the Arctic, Russia tries to fortify the idea that it is a global Energy Superpower, writes Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen. The Arctic arouses

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2015-06-25

I'm standing between Shell and the Arctic. Join me

Today, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat, bravely confronting Shell's 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Can

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2015-06-25

Medvedev orders plan to increase Northern Sea Route capacity

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a plan for development of the Northern Sea Route. The aim is to increase capacity by 20 times ove

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2015-06-24

The shippers are willing, but the insurers are leery

Insurers can see the point of opening Arctic shipping lanes, but that doesn’t mean they want to underwrite the ships that sail them Before Arctic ship

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2015-06-18

Will Ukraine Scupper Russia's Arctic Plans?

Last year saw Putin's Russia cement itself as an increasingly assertive international power. Russia's annexation of Crimea and its sustained aggressio

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2015-06-18

Northern Fleet plans large Arctic exercise in 2015

The Northern Fleet is planning to conduct a large exercise focusing on defense of Russia’s important economic assets in the Arctic in course of 2015,

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2015-06-11

Lawsuit Filed Against Fossil Fuel Drilling in the Arctic

With possible drilling expected to begin in July, several environmental groups led by the Sierra Club filed a petition in the US District Court of App

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2015-06-11

Arctic cooperation must continue

The Arctic Council ministerial meeting, hosted by the Canadian government in Iqaluit on April 24, 2015, proved to be a productive and substantial even

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2015-06-11