Category: Arctic Politics

  • Murkowski to introduce bill aimed at boosting US influence in the Arctic

    August 3, 2022 – Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced a “comprehensive Arctic bill [focused] on national security, research, shipping, and trade… It requires reports on eliminating Russia’s monopoly on Arctic shipping and establishing a permanent U.S. maritime presence in the Arctic. It calls for investments in deepwater Arctic ports and improves coordination among federal agencies on Arctic […]

  • Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

    Updated multiple times per year by the Congressional Research Service since its initial publication in 2010, the March 24, 2022, Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress report is an 82-page high-level overview of geopolitical, economic, and environmental Arctic policy issues. The report is a useful overview for elected officials and public policy decision-makers new to Arctic […]