On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:
– Blogger Mia Bennett takes a two-part look at China in the Arctic. Part 1 examines China’s activities in the Arctic over the last 12 months. Part 2 takes an in-depth look at China’s mining and housing interests in the North.
-The U.S. secretary of defense says that with Russia boosting its military in the North, it’s time for the U.S. to develop an Arctic military strategy of its own.
-Finland participates in NATO crisis management exercises
-Sanctions against Russia continue to affect Arctic drilling projects
-And in Finland’s Arctic, Asian tourists are giving the region a post-Christmas boom
That’s all from us for now! We’ll be back next week with more news and newsmakers from across the North.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca