Asia and the Pacific, Europe, North America, Russia and Eurasia
The Arctic has reemerged as a significant policy issue, in part due to the region’s abundant energy and mineral resources. As climate change makes the Arctic more accessible, new potential maritime routes promise to reduce shipping times and costs and accelerate ties between major commercial centers. However, the increased activity suggests that the region is likely to become the subject of intensive negotiations and possible confrontation. Brookings experts examine the challenges and opportunities the region presents, discussing the environmental, political, economic and humanitarian issues that may arise.
Reuters - Icebreakers U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (L) and Germany's Polarstern (R) on a mission in the Arctic Ocean funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Is the United States positioned to lead in the Arctic?
April 24, 2015, Jason Tama, Heather Greenley and David Barata
As the United States readies to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council on April 24, Jason Tama, Heather Greenley, and David Barata ask the question of whether America is positioned to lead in the polar regions.
Energy and Environment
Energy and Climate
April 23, 2015, Charles K. Ebinger
March 12, 2015
February 27, 2015, Pavel K. Baev
January 29, 2015, Charles K. Ebinger and Heather Greenley
January 16, 2015, Tim Boersma and Kevin Foley
November 24, 2014, Michael M. Cernea and Elizabeth Ferris
October 17, 2014, Charles K. Ebinger
September 24, 2014
September 24, 2014, Tim Boersma and Kevin Foley
June 5, 2014, Charles K. Ebinger
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