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Current Feature: The Arctic Battleground


The Law of the Sea and the Arctic: An Interview with James Houck

A lot of your work deals with the UN Law of the Sea Convention, so let’s start by discussing what this agreement is, and how it...

Will Arctic Nations Let Russia Control Arctic Shipping? Should They?

In August, 1981, our Russian hosts built a campfire on a bluff overlooking the Lena River, near Yakutsk, a region most Americans only know...

The Arctic: Important for Norway, Important for the world

Traditionally, travel between Europe and the United States is described as moving “across the pond.” However, the shortest distance between our two continents is...

Getting Serious About the Arctic: US Interests in the North

In our fast paced world of sound bites, tweets, and captivating images, recent horrific acts such as those in Nigeria, Paris, and Pakistan shock...
Oil tankers in Rotterdam in 2006. Image by AlfvanBeem (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Battle for Arctic Oil

There is a conception of the Arctic as a region solely based on the environment—in fact, there isn’t much else other than the environment....