The Arctic, from Romance to Reality
From oil paintings and poetry to militarization and melting (and yes, even video games), our quest to understand the region at the top of the planet continues – and the stakes today are higher than ever.
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Interactive: Languages of the Arctic
The languages of the Arctic – carriers of the culture and identity of the region’s people – are fighting for their survival. In this special interactive project, explore the linguistic diversity and human spirit of the Far North.
Darkness Falls in the Arctic
Light sea ice has been replaced by dark ocean water. Light snow has given way to dark ground. The Arctic’s changing color palette is a sign of the harrowing changes under way.
Changing Climates for Arctic Security
Shaped by changing climates – political as well as planetary – our understanding of security in the Arctic has morphed since the Cold War and continues to take on new forms.
Is Russia Going Hard or Soft in the Arctic?
In contrast with the internationally widespread stereotype of Russia as a revisionist power in the Arctic, Moscow’s future actions in the region are more likely to be fairly pragmatic in nature.
The Arctic Environment in the Age of Man
The Arctic is hurtling into the Anthropocene, and caribou, walruses, and even mosquitoes are responding.
An Investment Model for the Arctic
Increased investment and development in the Arctic is inevitable and it’s already happening. That is a positive – if it is done the right way.
The Challenge of Arctic Governance
Governance is challenging in any context, but it becomes even more complex when attempted in an area that, until recently, has had little experience with regional decision-making.