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Deterring Russia at Sea in the High North

Date & Time

Feb. 9, 2023
1:30pm – 4:30pm ET



What does maritime deterrence look like in the High North? What is the right balance to deter Russia without escalating? What lessons can be learned and applied from recent Navy and Allied exercises and operations? These questions inform how the US and its Allies characterize, prioritize, and implement naval strategy in the High North, and are of utmost importance during ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Please join the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute and the Center for Maritime Strategy for an event exploring these questions and more. “Deterring Russia at Sea in the High North” will dive into strategic and operational considerations in achieving naval deterrence. The first panel will explore the challenges posed by Russia in the High North, and the strategic interests involved, and the second panel will feature senior leaders’ perspectives on developing and implementing strategy and operations.









Hosted By

Polar Institute

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

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program is focused on Europe’s capabilities, and how it engages on critical global issues.  We investigate European approaches to critical global issues. We examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our initiatives include “Ukraine in Europe” – an examination of what it will take to make Ukraine’s European future a reality.  But we also examine the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE, Europe’s energy security, transatlantic trade disputes, and challenges to democracy. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition

The Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition works to shape conversations and inspire meaningful action to strengthen technology, trade, infrastructure, and energy as part of American economic and global leadership that benefits the nation and the world.  Read more

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