US Arcticness 150 Years After the Alaska Purchase


The 7.2 million USD check used to pay for Alaska On March 30, 1867, when the Treaty of Cession was

Read more ...

A Second Opportunity? Mechanisms of Renewed Russia’s Arctic Colonisation


Panoramic view of Murmansk, Russia. Photo via euno – Flickr Although Canada and the U.S. announced their resolute positions towards

Read more ...

The Shadow of the Future: The Demand for an Arctic Regime


New pathways or old wine in new bottles? Once again, it is necessary to rethink theoretical approaches to prepare the

Read more ...

The Implications of the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the United States’ now former-President Barack Obama. Picture via US Embassy and Consulates, Canada. 2016 ended with one of

Read more ...

Icebreakers: An Overview


As the Arctic ice cap retreats further north every summer, the Arctic Ocean becomes an ever more enticing area for

Read more ...

Scotland urged to go ‘Nordic’ to boost tourism and trade


Article published in The Sunday Herald, on 22 January, 2017: ‘Scotland urged to go ‘Nordic’ to boost tourism and trade’. Dr

Read more ...

Personnel is Policy: Tillerson, Trump’s Cabinet, and the Arctic


Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson. Picture via Don Emmert, Nicholas Kamm/Getty. When the Arctic Council meets in Fairbanks, Alaska, for the

Read more ...

2016: An Anomalous Year?


Donald Trump looks over his shoulder at us, the smallest smile visible: Person of the Year. It has undoubtedly been

Read more ...

International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic: Prelude or Symphony?


Photo from Yngve Olsen Sæbbe, via Nordnorsk Opera Og Symphoniorkester It is highly recommended to turn on any classical symphony when

Read more ...

How has cooperation in the Arctic survived Western-Russian Geopolitical Tension?


With two strokes of a pen followed by rapturous applause from the Kremlin audience, Russia formally annexed Crimea on 18 March

Read more ...
Search