Most of the Arctic, like most of the world, is commonly owned. With ownership comes the obligation to manage our resources for the benefit of the total. To do that, we must understand the reality, the richness, and the responsibility of the North.

– Governor Walter J. Hickel, Founder

News & Commentary

17 May

Arctic Mayors Sign Declaration

Just hours after the Arctic Council hosted its Fairbanks Ministerial, eleven circumpolar mayors came held a historic gathering to discuss a locally-driven future for Arctic governance.

The...

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27 Jan

Review of CSIS “In Defense of the Arctic: Assessing US Security Concerns

By Keith Stinebaugh, Senior Fellow, Institute of the North

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a discussion on 24 Jan entitled "In Defense of the Arctic:...

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22 Dec

Response to United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement

The Institute of the North is committed to advancing Arctic issues related to sustainable development as part of a strategic, inclusive and collaborative approach. These last few years have...

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11 Aug

“Alaska’s Arctic: An Overview” published

The Institute of the North is excited to announce its recent publication, “Alaska’s Arctic: An Overview” - a first-of-its-kind publication that is intended to help educate Alaskans,...

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30 Jun

Analyzing Arctic Mission Requirements: A View from Denmark

The Ministry of Defense (MOD) of the Kingdom of Denmark recently published a detailed analysis of future MOD missions in the Arctic. You may be asking, why does Denmark care about the...

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17 Jun

Alaska and Maine: Partners in the Future of the Arctic

Written by Ilana Zyatitsky, who is interning at Institute of the North this summer. Ilana is from Anchorage and currently attend Colby College in Maine.

Maine’s location and resources...

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9 Jun

National Security Risks in a Changing Arctic - Council on Foreign Relations Discussion, June 9

On June 9, the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC hosted a panel discussion entitled “National Security Risks in a Changing Arctic.” The panel included Ambassador Mark...

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3 Jun

Report on Infrastructure Needs in the U.S. Arctic Released by Transportation Department

On April 15, the U.S. Department of Transportation released “A Ten-Year Prioritization of Infrastructure Needs in the U.S. Arctic.” The report, sent to President Obama, falls under the 2013...

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20 Apr

Arctic Security Update: Security Dreams Meet Fiscal Realities

Over the coming months, in Institute of the North's "In the News" section, we will feature short blogs written by our Fellows. These will focus on their areas of expertise, especially as...

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7 Mar

THOUGHTS FROM ALASKA YOUTH LEADER ALEX JORGENSEN ON TRIP TO NORWAY FOR ARCTIC CONFERENCE

Institute of the North received a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring four Alaskan youth leaders to Tromsø, Norway for the 2016 Arctic Frontiers conference held in...

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