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Arne O. Holm
Arne O. Holm is Editor-in-Chief at High North News. He is also a Special Advisor at the High North Center for Business and Governance at Nord University, Bodø, Norway

Editorial: Shall Drug Money Bring Northern Norway Into the Future?

21/09/2018 at 13:54 1 kommentar

Data centers appear to be the current frenzy in Northern Norway, where local businesses and politicians are courted by entrepreneurs who often turn out to be crypto currency miners. Is this how we want to use our pure, renewable North Norwegian energy surplus, asks our Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm.

Beate Steinveg
Stipendiat i statsvitenskap, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.

Commentary: Creating a meaningful space in the Arctic?

19/01/2018 at 15:29 1 kommentar

Rather than gathering the largest number of important delegates for a couple of days, can Arctic conferences be arenas for creating a meaningful space in the region? To what extent is the Arctic Frontiers, to be arranged in Tromsø next week, a forum that really promotes dialogue, create synergies and drives developments forward?

Arne O. Holm
Editor-in-Chief, High North News, the High North Centre for Business and Governance, Nord University

Editorial: On Being a Proud ‘Vesteråling’ in China

17/11/2017 at 11:59 0 kommentarer

Shanghai: The international north was put on hold when the sanctions against Russia were introduced. Then came Donald Trump, who continually threatens to choke international trade. Meanwhile, China is open for trade again – and the forward-leading industry in the north is waiting impatiently.

Ragnhild Grønning
Researcher (part time) at High North Center for Business and Governance and Research Associate at the Arctic Institute.

Op-Ed: Need debate on the Svalbard Treaty

10/11/2017 at 10:40 0 kommentarer

Over the last weeks, Svalbard has appeared in several headlines in Norwegian media. This October, the Russian newspaper Kommersant claimed that a national security report by the Russian defense ministry said that the Norwegian Svalbard policy is a source of conflict that could lead to war.

Harald Dag Jølle
Polar historian, the Norwegian Polar Institute

Comment: The End of a Long Tradition

10/10/2017 at 15:42 1 kommentar

Today, the vessel ‘Lance’ called at the port of Tromsø, Norway following its last research expedition for the Norwegian Polar Institute. That also marks the end of an era in Norwegian polar research.

Julia Olsen and Grete K. Hovelsrud
Nord University

Op-ed: When Longyearbyen Adapts to Increasing Ship Traffic

25/09/2017 at 12:57 0 kommentarer

The Arctic is changing and that affects our local communities. Changes to climate and ecosystems may create both opportunities and challenges to business and management. Reduction of sea ice makes coastal communities in the Arctic more available for ship traffic.  At the same time, we know too little about how this affects these communities.

Arne O. Holm
Editor-in-Chief, High North News, High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University

Editorial: Too little sex – too much work

22/09/2017 at 14:50 0 kommentarer

I stroll around the Honningsvåg harbor and look for answers to how demanding it might be to be a northerner. We are applauded by our political leaders. Our economy flourishes. Statistics, however, blows a fierce wind into our faces – a stern warning of the long-term outlooks we face.

Arne O. Holm
Editor-in-Chief, High North News, High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University

Editorial: Welcome to North Norway, Sylvi Listhaug!

01/09/2017 at 09:43 0 kommentarer

Norwegian Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug traveled to Sweden to “learn” about integration politics. If she had gone to North Norway instead, her learning would have been quite different.

Alf Håkon Hoel
Counselor, Fisheries and Oceans, Royal Norwegian Embassy Washington DC.

Op-ed: Strengthened research cooperation in the Arctic Council

17/08/2017 at 09:54 0 kommentarer

The USA has handed chairmanship of the Arctic Council over to Finland. The most important delivery of the US chairmanship (2015-2017) is a new international agreement on Arctic Science Cooperation. The agreement showcases an important development: over the past decade, a number of new agreements and initiatives for international cooperation in the Arctic have been negotiated.

Daniel Chartier
Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal Research Chair on the Images of the North, Winter and the Arctic.

Op-Ed: What is the Imagined North?

19/06/2017 at 12:14 0 kommentarer

The Arctic must be able to define itself as an idea by itself, although it has historically been thought, defined, and governed, especially over the last century, by parallel influences of power from the South.

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