Harvard International Review

Current Feature: The Arctic Battleground


Frontier mentality has no place in the Arctic

Often we hear about the Arctic as a place buffeted by international and regional pressures — pollutants from agriculture, planetary climate impacts, and rising...

Indigenous Rights: The Hidden Cost of Arctic Development

The delicate environmental and political balance that composes the Arctic has made it one of the most hotly contested regions in the world. This...
An Inuit village. CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons.

More than a Mascot: Indigenous People and Climate Politics

For decades, climate change politics was a subject without a face. According to Marybeth Long Martello, a scholar of global change science and governance,...
Scientists bore holes in the sea ice through which they deploy their instruments at the final sea ice station of the 2011 ICESCAPE mission. ICESCAPE mission s NASA's two-year shipborne investigation to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems. CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples, and Mobility in the Arctic

How does climate change affect the movement of people? The very first report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recognized that one of...

The Arctic: A Place Apart

The Arctic model and the role of NATO The Arctic has always been a place apart. It is unique for its climate and geography:...