Who Will Be Crowned the Polar Superpower?

February 27, 2019

Like in the Arctic, an overt race has begun for control of Antarctica’s rich resources. People regularly confuse Antarctica with the Arctic, thinking that polar bears and penguins cross paths. The latter is an ocean surrounded by different islands with a permanent population of about 4...

Is a Real Cold War Heating Up in the Arctic?

December 05, 2018

The melting ice in the Arctic is opening a new sea route and enabling exploitation of rich resources in the region, triggering a new Cold War. At the 11th Polar Law Symposium held in Tromso, Norway, the Norwegian Research Council stressed that the diminishing level of Arctic sea ice hit a record...

US Falls Behind in the Arctic Arms Race

July 31, 2018

Many international actors have recognized the growing strategic and commercial importance of the Arctic Circle and its newly opening waterways. In August 2017, the Russian tanker Christophe de Margerie completed a northern expedition through the Arctic Circle, traveling from Norway to South...