Reindeer Are Real – And So Are The Challenges They Face


Picture via Larissa Beumer This article has been written by Larissa Beumer and Åshild Ønsvik Pedersen. When we think about

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Beyond Transitions: US Arctic Leadership and the Future for Climate-displaced Populations


Kivalina, a village facing coastal erosion. Image via Flickr. The impacts of rapid climate change are numerous and significant. In

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A Tale of Friendship and Legacy – Bilateral North American Polar Protection


Official White House Photo by Pete Souza By Josh Caldon and Andrew Chater On 10 March 2016, President Barack Obama

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Finding the Middle Ground: Reggie Joule and the President’s Task Force


Reggie Joule, former mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, was one of the two indigenous representatives on the President’s State,

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Decision 2016: Clinton’s Arctic


As the ‘Decision 2016‘ article on the regional implications of a Trump Presidency outlined, this November’s election is a seminal moment

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Decision 2016: Trump’s Arctic


Donald J. Trump – © Gage Skidmore With less than a month to go before the 2016 Presidential elections, the attention of the

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Recalibrating Maritime Security in the Arctic


Two fishermen working near the front of the Knud Rasmussen glacier in East Greenland. © Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

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Arctic Development: Rendezvous with Linda Priebe


For the second issue of our bimonthly interview series ‘Polar Matters’, Lana Ollier, Associate at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, spoke to

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Permafrost: A Lesser Nemesis?


Image via Alaska Science Center / United States Geological Survey A paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience sheds new

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What is Obama’s Arctic Legacy?


President Obama looking at the effects of climate change on Bear Glacier, Alaska. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) As

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A Ten-Year Prioritization of Infrastructure Needs in the U.S. Arctic (May 2016)


Image: Malaspina of the Alaska Marine Highway System © Gillfoto  In May 2016, the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System

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United States National Ocean Policy – Relevant Documents (2009-2016)


On June 12, 2009, President Obama sent a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and Federal agencies establishing an Interagency Ocean

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Advancing Implementation of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (March 2016)


On 9 March 2016, the White House-led Arctic Executive Steering Committee (AESC) released the 2015 Year in Review—Progress Report on the Implementation

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Executive Order (E.O.) 13689 – Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic (January 2015)


In January 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13689, Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic, which created a

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Final Report and Implementation Plan of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (January 2015)


In April 2012, the Alaska State Legislature established the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission to “develop an Arctic policy for the

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National Strategy for the Arctic Region Implementation Report (January 2015)


In March 2015, the Obama Administration released a report highlighting progress made by the federal government in the Arctic during 2014. This

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NOAA’s Arctic Action Plan (April 2014)


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched its Arctic Action Plan in April 2014. This plan provides an overview of NOAA’s Arctic programs and

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Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic (April 2014)


On 4 April 2014, an interagency working group chaired by Interior Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes released a major report

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The United States Navy Arctic Roadmap for 2014 to 2030 (February 2014)


Executive Summary The United States is an Arctic nation through the state of Alaska and its surrounding territorial and Exclusive

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Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (January 2014)


On 10 May 2013, President Obama issued the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. This accompanying Implementation Plan, published in January 2014,

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