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.
Climate change is a security threat to the Arctic and the time to act is now
May 22, 2015, Charles K. Ebinger
Earlier this week in his address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement ceremony, President Obama argued that climate change presents "an immediate risk to our national security." Charles Ebinger looks at what steps are needed to combat this threat in the Arctic.
Energy and Environment
Energy and Climate
May 21, 2015, Bruce Jones
April 24, 2015, Jason Tama, Heather Greenley and David Barata
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
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Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy
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Acting Director, Energy Security and Climate Initiative
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