in this issue:
Interactive: Languages of the Arctic
– The Wilson Quarterly
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
– Jeremy T. Mathis
Light sea ice has been replaced by dark ocean water.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
– Sherri Goodman
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?
– Alexander Sergunin
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
– Ross A. Virginia
The Arctic is hurtling into the Anthropocene, and caribou, walruses, and even mosquitoes are responding.
An Investment Model for the Arctic
– Tero Vauraste
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
– Douglas C. Nord
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.