Category: Arctic Strategies

  • White House releases 2022 National Strategy for the Arctic region

    Hot of the press, the White House has released its 2022 National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The fifteen-page strategy outlines four pillars: Work on the pillars will be guided by five principles A brief fact sheet was also provided which explicitly acknowledged increased competition with Russia and China in the region: “This strategy, an update of its 2013 predecessor, […]

  • Biden elevates Arctic policy with Ambassador-at-Large

    On August 26, 2022, President Biden moved Arctic policy higher on the national agenda with the announcement of a new ambassador-at-large position for the Arctic region: “The Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic Region will advance U.S. policy in the Arctic, engage with counterparts in Arctic and non-Arctic nations as well as Indigenous groups, and work closely with domestic […]

  • Emphasis on the Arctic in new Russian naval doctrine

    Rob Huebert, associate professor at the University of Calgary and a senior research fellow with the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, writes in the August 4, 2022, High North News – “Russia’s new 55-page naval doctrine places significant emphasis on the Arctic outlining the country’s priorities in the region and mentioning the Arctic across 22 pages.” In a […]

  • Satellite images show huge Russian military buildup in the Arctic

    Satellite Images Show Huge Russian Military Buildup in the Arctic, by Nick Walsh, CNN, April 5, 2021: “Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic and testing its newest weapons in a region freshly ice-free due to the climate emergency, in a bid to secure its northern coast and open up a key shipping […]

  • A US security strategy for the Arctic

    A U.S. Security Strategy for the Arctic was posted to War on the Rocks by David Auerswald on May 27, 2021. Auerswald is a professor of security studies at the U.S. National War College in Washington, DC. In the article Auerswald details the geopolitical competition in the Arctic from Russia and China, the shortcomings of the current patchwork US approach, […]

  • Arctic security: Deterrence and detente in the High North

    Arctic Security: Deterrence and Détente in the High North, was posted to the Arctic Institute website by Rolf Folland on March 30, 2021. Folland took over in August 2021 as chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. He starts his article with the argument, “that Norway should lean its Arctic strategy more towards deterrence to avoid exploitation by […]