Coronavirus Observatory: Tracking the Pandemic in the Arctic and the Antarctic


Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg discusses the COVID-19 pandemic at the Norwegian Government’s press conference for children, 16 March 2020.

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A RARE Opportunity: How Greenland came to be central to the Biden Presidency


Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Greenlandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, Business, Trade, and Climate Pele Broberg; Faroese Minister of

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Nearly 500 news outlets feature PRPI’s Five Eyes-Greenland Report and Election Coverage


Over the course of March and April 2021, the Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) report The Case for a

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Launch of Report: The Case for a Five Eyes Critical Minerals Alliance focusing on Greenland


New report by PRPI Director Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes calls on the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to

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After the British revival of OneWeb, what next for sat comms in the Arctic?


The collapse of OneWeb in March was just the latest in a string of failures in the satellite sector. The

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Total liquefaction: Arctic LNG on the rise?


Equinor (formerly, Statoil)’s Hammerfest LNG in Melkøya in northern Norway. © Joakim Aleksander Mathisen/Flickr. Nadia French It is not a secret

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Shots Heard ‘Round the World: Future of Arctic Research in Face of Alaska’s Budget Crisis


University of Alaska Fairbanks. © Alaska Center for Energy and Power. Erin Willahan and Liz Bowman This summer, the only

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“Greenland is Greenlandic”


Kangerlussuaq Airport. Image by D-Stanley is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prof Brooks Kaiser What the heck is up with

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Trump’s Greenland Plan: The Rebirth of an 1867 American Dream


Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Late last Thursday, #Greenland was among the most trending items on Twitter – and, oddly, for

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Delegates from 20 Nations convene in the United Kingdom for Arctic Encounter London 2019


Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) and the Arctic Encounter host the first Arctic Encounter London in London, UK, on

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The Need to Consider Chinese Tourism in Antarctica


China’s Great Wall station, Antarctica (Source: Panoramio). Max Daniels Chinese foreign policy is receiving ever more attention in Western policy

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Antarctic Land-Based Tourism: Having One’s Feet on the Ground


Antarctica: Cape Evans. © Eli Duke.  Max Daniels Land-based activities are a specialised and niche part of Antarctic tourism, which

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Growing Alaskan-Chinese Trade at Risk from Trade War


Source: ADFG By Liz Bowman and Brooks Kaiser The escalating trade war between China and the US may force Alaskan

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Trade and the Canadian North


(L to R) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo

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The Arctic Between Hype and Reality


By Henry Bartelet and Kenty Dubois As the climate is warming and the ice is melting, the Arctic has regained

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The Art of a Deal? Reflections on US Withdrawal from the Paris Accord


Trump and the Announcement in the Rose Garden | 1 June 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

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The Significance of the Arctic Council’s 2017 Ministerial Meeting


Secretary Tillerson Poses for a Family Photo With Principal Participants and Heads of Delegation at the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial

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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

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Icebreakers: An Overview


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

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


When the Arctic Council meets in Fairbanks, Alaska, for the final ministerial of the US chairship, the Arctic’s foreign and

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