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Will Tensions Between Russia and the West Lead to Conflict in the Arctic?

August 10, 2015

With melting polar ice caps and increasing oil and gas exploitation, the relationships among Arctic nations is becoming more complicated. And with tensions between Russia and much of the rest of the world over Ukraine continuing, will Arctic cooperation give way to conflict? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Irvin Studin, Founder, Global Brief Magazine and President, Institute for 21st Century Questions
Kenneth S. Yalowitz, Former U.S. Ambassador, Republic of Belarus (1994 – 1997), Georgia (1998 – 2001)

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Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders.  Read more