Arctic

While ‘Arctic Exceptionalism’ Melts Away, the US Isn't Sure What It Wants Next

Global competition is coming to the northern polar region. U.S. policymakers are not clear on a fundamental question about its future.

NATO Must Engage in the Arctic

If you thought the alliance was already involved in the High North, you're not alone. But as great power presence turns hotter, it's time to get in the game.

Russia, China Offer Challenges in the Arctic

America’s top naval commander in Europe looks at the geostrategic challenges of the warming High North.

Trump’s New Arctic Policy Has a Familiar Ring

Administration officials are talking tough on Russia and China, while picking fights with allies that are making U.S. goals harder to achieve.

The Next ‘South China Sea’ Is Covered in Ice

The State Department will soon have a permanent presence in Greenland for the first time since the 1950s.

Admiral: The US Is ‘Operating Blind’ In the Arctic

The Navy needs more weather data to better operate in the cold northern seas.

Pentagon Warns Of China’s Rise in the Arctic, Missile Subs, Influence Operations

Annual "China Military Power" report notes that Beijing’s deterrence fleet is up to six ballistic missile subs.

Russia Plans More Arctic UAVs

Moscow’s equivalent of DARPA wants a cold-weather drone that can stay aloft for four days.

As The Arctic Warms, US Navy Considering Summer Transit, Bering Sea Port

The Navy secretary says his service must be ready to answer Russian moves at the top of the world.

Russia’s New Arctic Drones Are Built to Spot Ships

Its maker says the two aircraft can ID vessels approaching oil and gas facilities from 100 kilometers away.

The US Navy Is Hacking Wetsuits for Arctic Warfare

A new wetsuit treatment could allow troops to operate in frigid water for far longer.

US Coast Guard Is Putting Cubesats Over the Arctic

As the icecap melts and activity rises in the high latitudes, the commandant says his force needs better situational awareness.

The Arctic Could Be the Next South China Sea, Says Coast Guard Commandant

Rich with energy resources, minerals and strategic positioning, the warming Arctic is ripe for territorial disputes, Adm. Zukunft warns.

How the Arctic Could Help Warm US-Russian Relations

U.S. Coast Guard commandant says cooperating on mass search-and-rescue exercises and other shared interests could build bridges.

The US Coast Guard Is (Quietly) Building Up Allies in the Arctic

A new forum frees up Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the U.S. and Russia to talk formally about security in a way prohibited by the Arctic Council charter.

How Norway Lost Control of Its $500 Million Arctic Sub Base to the Russians

The Cold War-era facility now hosts Russian vessels linked to energy giant, Gazprom.

How Russia Could Annex the Arctic

Russia's latest military exercise could be its latest step toward claiming maritime borders in the Arctic.