Arctic Competition – Part One
In Part I of FP Analytics’ Arctic Competition Power Map, we visualize how climate change is physically transforming the Arctic, lay out the scale of potential resources that will be made available, and detail the positions and interests of major players in the region.
There Is No Arctic Axis
Russia and China’s partnership in the north is primarily driven by business, not politics.
Trump’s Budget Puts Down Stakes in Greenland
Trump’s plan to buy the vast Arctic island fell short. But his administration is allocating half a million dollars moving ahead to build a U.S. consulate there.
Trump Puts Down New Roots in Greenland
Will the new U.S. diplomatic outpost in the Arctic get a warm welcome?
Greenland Is the Center of the World
The Arctic island offers a harrowing reminder of the environmental damage, and political dangers, already imposed by climate change.
Here’s How Trump Should Have Approached Greenland
The United States can build on its strategic toehold without buying the entire country.
Russia’s Military Exercises in the Arctic Have More Bark Than Bite
For now, cooperation still reigns.
Vanguards of the Thawing Arctic
After two decades of war in the desert, Canadian troops must relearn how to operate in the frozen north.
Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.
First he came for Georgia, then for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s next target is likely to be a non-NATO nation in the EU.
A New Cold Front in Russia’s Information War
As NATO’s footprint grows in Norway, Moscow may be using an espionage case to inflame the country’s internal divisions.
Stretched Thin on Thin Ice
With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.
The Head of the U.S. Coast Guard Isn’t Afraid to Talk About Climate Change
It may not be a White House priority. But rising sea levels are critical to the service’s operations.
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warns of Russian ‘Checkmate’ in Arctic
As the warming region opens to new commercial and geopolitical interests.
Oil Companies Cool on Arctic Drilling. Trump Wants It Anyway.
It’s hard to lure Big Oil to the Big Freeze when crude is at $50 a barrel.
Boaty McBoatface Makes Inaugural Voyage to Antarctica
The little remote-controlled underwater research submarine that could.
Here’s What Russia’s Military Build-Up in the Arctic Looks Like
While lawmakers and outgoing U.S. officials urge Trump not to let the ‘orphaned’ Arctic slip through the cracks.
Lessons for the South China Sea From International Experience in the Arctic
The recent row between the Chinese and the U.S. navies over an unmanned underwater vehicle is a glimpse of an evolving problem, which the new administration in the White House must address.
In the Battle for His Legacy, Obama Opens a New Arctic Front On Trump
Obama’s surprise -- and potentially sticky ban -- on offshore drilling is the latest midnight regulation in the land of the midnight sun.