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NASA avionics technician Lauren Prinski looks out the window of a research aircraft before takeoff from Thule Air Base in Greenland on March 30, 2017.

Here’s How Trump Should Have Approached Greenland

The United States can build on its strategic toehold without buying the entire country.

Members of Charles Company from the 1st Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, deployed on Operation Nanook-Nunalivut, take part in austere runway training near Resolute Bay, Nunavut, on March 28.

Vanguards of the Thawing Arctic

After two decades of war in the desert, Canadian troops must relearn how to operate in the frozen north.

A Ukrainian soldier stands guard aboard the military vessel "Dondass" moored in Mariupol, the Sea of Azov port on Nov. 27, 2018, after three Ukrainian navy vessels were forcibly seized off the coast of Crimea by Russian forces.

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.

U.S. Marines land in Stordal, Norway, on Jan. 16, 2017. (Ned Alley/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

A cruise ship near the harbor of Ilulissat off the west coast of Greenland, north of the Arctic Circle, in August 2012. (Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

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.

A helicopter takes off from a U.S. Coast Guard cutter one week after the passage of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 27, 2017. (Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg answers journalists' questions as he arrives to attend the 54th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 16. (Andreas Gebert/AFP/Getty Images)

If America Is First, Is NATO Second?

An interview with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

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U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warns of Russian ‘Checkmate’ in Arctic

As the warming region opens to new commercial and geopolitical interests.

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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.

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Boaty McBoatface Makes Inaugural Voyage to Antarctica

The little remote-controlled underwater research submarine that could.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Climate Change Is Mauling the Arctic Worse Than We Even Thought

NOAA’s Arctic Report Card documents melting sea ice and a ticking time bomb of billions of tons of carbon.

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U.S. Falls Behind in Arctic Great Game

Amid a global boom in icebreaker construction, the United States risks getting frozen out of the melting Arctic.

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The icebreaker Ahto stops in the middle of an ice field off the coast of Tornio, northern Finland on February 5, 2016, to test how an oil spill would flow under the arctic ice.
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British Science Minister Does Not Want to Name $300 Million Research Vessel ‘Boaty McBoatface’

An online poll to name Britain's $300 million research vessel chose Boaty McBoatface. British officials aren't entirely pleased.

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It’s ‘Very British’ to Name a Multimillion-Dollar Research Vessel Boaty McBoatface

A contest to name a multimillion-dollar shipping vessel means that names like Boaty McBoatface are suddenly being taken seriously.

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Shell Admits Defeat in the Arctic

Royal Dutch Shell cancels oil exploration operation off Alaska’s coast, the latest warning sign that finding Arctic oil is easier said than done.

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