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Governing a Changing Arctic

The Arctic is changing. As the polar ice cap recedes, new shipping routes are opening up and access to Arctic energy resources is expanding. John Banks, a nonresident senior fellow with the Energy Security Initiative at Brookings, explains what these changes mean for Arctic governance and for U.S. leadership of the Arctic Council in 2015.

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Show notes:

Offshore Oil and Gas Governance in the Arctic: A Leadership Role for the United States:
Policy Brief | Public Event

Finland Trip Report: Harnessing Offshore Opportunities in the Arctic
Energy, Indigenous Communities and the Arctic Council
The Arctic Council


Map: Estimated undiscovered oil and gas in the arctic and potential trade routes

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SERIES: Brookings Cafeteria Podcast | Number 16