Highlights / geopolitics

International, Politics

U.S. wants to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, top official

The United States wants to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, Washington’s newly appointed Arctic coordinator said Wednesday even as he warned of growing big power rivalry in the region due to climate change and conflicting geopolitical interests. »

International, Politics

Appointment of U.S. Arctic coordinator signals more muscular American policy

The appointment of James DeHart as the U.S. coordinator for the Arctic signals the region’s growing importance to Washington as an arena of geopolitical competition with Russia and China, say Canadian and American defence experts. DeHart, a career diplomat with extensive experience in global defence and security issues, is »

Politics

Former Canadian spy chief calls for ‘clear eyed’ national security discussion

Canada needs to be “clear eyed” about its own place in the rapidly changing multipolar world and the security challenges presented by such “revisionist” adversaries as Russia and China, says a former spy chief and national security advisor to two »

International

Arctic Council nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North.  Today, we look at this week’s announcement that an international forum of the world’s eight circumpolar countries has been nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious awards. »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Web doc sheds light on Inuit relocation in Arctic Canada

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The relocation of Inuit from northern Quebec to Canada’s High Arctic in the 1950s is one of the darkest episodes in the history of Canada’s North. Sadly, few Canadians »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics

Will Russia’s actions in Ukraine affect relations in the Arctic Council?

A meeting of the Arctic Council’s senior arctic officials takes place in Canada’s Northwest Territories from March 25-March27. The agenda includes discussions on climate and sustainable development. Canada is the current chair of the council, an international forum that includes »