It's the northernmost region of the planet.
And it's vastly important - geopolitically, for the global climate system, and for the plants and animals that depend on its icy ecosystems. Have a look at this automatically generated listing of DW content relating to the Arctic.
There is growing big-power rivalry over the Arctic's massive reserves of valuable natural resources. But at what price? Our guests: Michael Paul (security expert), Stefan Rahmstorf (climatologist), Irina Filatova (DW's Russian desk)