Independent Task Force on U.S. Strategy in the Arctic

Chairs: Admiral Thad W. Allen, and Christine Todd Whitman, President, The Whitman Strategy Group
Director: Esther Brimmer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Institutions
June 2016 - Present

With new challenges and opportunities presented by the changing Arctic, the Independent Task Force on U.S. Strategy in the Arctic will examine recent developments as they pertain to U.S. strategic interests, including security, economic, and environmental concerns.

The project is co-chaired by Admiral Thad W. Allen, former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and Governor Christine Todd Whitman, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and governor of New Jersey, and directed by Esther Brimmer, CFR adjunct senior fellow for international institutions and former assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs. 

The Task Force aims to produce a consensus report later this year that will offer guidance on plausible policy options to leading decision-makers, particularly as the United States continues its chairmanship of the Arctic Council through 2017.