October 25, 2016
Geopolitics, Security, and Energy in the Arctic
By Lauren Speranza and Marija Vaicekauskaite
The Arctic is an inherently challenging region to operate in, with vast distances, limited infrastructure, and harsh climate. As human activity in the region grows, these conditions give rise to a range of pressing security issues, from Russia's growing militarization of the region and China's interest in the Arctic, to disaster and accident response and search and rescue operations.
At the event, a leading group of officials and experts addressed these challenges and took forward the debate on how the opening Arctic region impacts US national security.