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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Searching for Leads in the Opening Arctic
Disappearing ice, Russia’s newest land grab, and a new great game at the top of the world. An FP special report.