May 14, 2014
Crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the midst of their ICESCAPE mission, retrieve supplies for some mid-mission fixes dropped by parachute from a C-130 in the Arctic Ocean (Kathryn Hansen/Courtesy Reuters)

Next Steps in Arctic Governance

The Arctic has become a subject of greater strategic interest over the past few years, due in part to the overwhelming evidence of climate change and growing access to the region's natural resources. Scientists have long suspected that warming would be more pronounced closer to the poles, but until recently, the extent of this was unclear. According to the U.S.

Crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the midst of their ICESCAPE mission, retrieve supplies for some mid-mission fixes dropped by parachute from a C-130 in the Arctic Ocean (Kathryn Hansen/Courtesy Reuters)

The Arctic has become a subject of greater strategic interest over the past few years, due in part to the overwhelming evidence of climate change and growing access to the region's natural resources. Scientists have long suspected that warming would be more pronounced closer to the poles, but until recently, the extent of this was unclear. According to the U.S.

Nov 29, 2018
Arctic Governance: Challenges and Opportunities

Arctic Governance: Challenges and Opportunities

As national governments, international institutions, and nonstate actors explore different approaches to Arctic governance, a cohesive approach is necessary to address the environmental, economic, sociocultural, and geopolitical challenges this region faces.

Arctic Governance: Challenges and Opportunities
Feb 03, 2016

The paper discusses the increasing levels of instability in both economics and politics in the Arctic and the mutually reinforcing effects on international politics. The authors conclude that there is a “loss of a cooperative spirit,” which works against

Sep 11, 2019
Recent physical and political changes in the Arctic have ripple effects on Europe. This attempts to answer what the EU should do about these developments and if there is a need for an update of its Arctic policies.
Nov 14, 2019
This discusses the benefits and disadvantages to the Trump administration’s approach to the Arctic and argues that the region is an arena for great powers to exert their hegemonic influence.
Oct 19, 2015

John Higginbotham criticizes the United States and Canada’s failure to recognize the geopolitical implications of global warming in the Arctic, arguing that it could have consequences for the balance of power worldwide.