Illustration of a Maersk Arc4 ice-class container ship sailing through ice on the Northern Sea Route.
(Source: Photos courtesy of Rosatomflot and Kwak Dongmin. Composition courtesy of the author. )

Maersk Container Ship Embarks on Historic Arctic Transit

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Danish company Maersk becomes latest major shipping operator to dip its toes in Arctic waters as it sends 3,600 TEU container ship along Russia’s Northern Sea Route.

Natan Obed won his second three-year term as President of ITK this week. (Photo credit: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK))

Natan Obed Re-elected as President of ITK

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Natan Obed has been re-elected for a second three-year term as the President on the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK).

- Against whom is Norway building up its military force if Russie does not represent a threat, asked Vladimir Isupov (left), while Audun Halvorsen argues that the Norwegian defence and security policy is firm, predictable and far from aggressive towards Russia. (Photo collage: Arne F. Finne)

Et rituelt gufs av kald krig

16/08/2018 kl 11:14 0 kommentarer

Det lå en aura av kald krigsrituale over ordvekslingen mellom Norge og Russland under nordområdedebatten i Arendalsuka.

Grønlandske barn er blitt høyere

16/08/2018 kl 11:02 0 kommentarer

En ny studie viser at Grønlandske barn har blitt høyere og har fått bedre helse.  

Norsk-amerikansk samarbeid om blå vekst  

Norsk-amerikansk samarbeid om blå vekst  

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Nordområdesenteret (NOS) ved Nord universitet og Institute of the North i Alaska drar nå i gang det treårige kunnskapsprosjektet AlaskaNor.

Moskva, skyline.
Foto: Wikimedia Commons

Russia’s ruble is sliding to its lowest level in two years

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The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) blame the fall in the ruble’s value on new U.S sanctions bill recently introduced to Congress, but said the central bank “has enough instruments to prevent threats to financial stability”.

Ine Eriksen Søreide presenterte regjeringens nye EU-strategi i Brussel 23. mai. (Foto: Norges delegasjon til EU)

Til Island for å diskutere sikkerhetspolitikk

14/08/2018 kl 13:15 0 kommentarer

Nordisk samarbeid, sikkerhetspolitikk og hav er blant temaene når utenriksminister Ine Eriksen Søreide besøker sin ministerkollega Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson på Island denne uken.

Ice Camp Sargo during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. (Photo: US Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler)

Norway’s Border with Russia Shapes Its Arctic Policy New Study Concludes

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A new study published by The Polar Journal identifies geography as a key factor to understanding Norway’s and Canada’s differing approaches to Arctic security. In addition, the study concludes that the way the two countries rely on and utilize NATO shapes their Arctic security policies.

Novatek’s Yamal Liquefied Natural Gas Facility on the Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic
(Source: Courtesy of Novatek)

Novatek’s Yamal LNG Doubles Production Capacity Ahead of Schedule

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Russian natural gas major Novatek and its French partner Total announced the commissioning of the second production line at their Yamal Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility on the Arctic Yamal peninsula. The doubling of capacity comes six months ahead of schedule and follows the opening of the first production line, or train, in December 2017.

In September, last year, the Russian Ministry of Defence released several pictures from a military exercise on the island of Kotelny. This summer servicemen from The Northern Fleet’s logistics service  have cleaned up lots of scrap from the Soviet times, and the work on the island will continue for two more months. (Photo:

Northern Fleet’s platoon collected hundreds of tonnes of scrap metal

09/08/2018 kl 11:03 0 kommentarer

Over four weeks, the servicemen in The Northern Fleet’s ecology platoon collected about 176 tonnes of scrap metal on the Arctic Kotelny Island (New Siberian Islands Archipelago).

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