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Will the Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation Deliver?

Over the past decade, the Arctic Council (AC) has evolved into the pre-eminent international forum for addressing Arctic issues. Among other things, it now boasts a permanent Secretariat and an Indigenous Peoples Secretariat. It has also helped establish a number of other entities, including the Arctic Economic Council, the Arctic Coast Guard Forum and the Arctic Offshore Regulators’ Forum.

U.S., Russia Can Look North to the Arctic to Find Common Ground

When Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met face-to-face on Monday, Russia’s election interference, its annexation of Crimea and the implications of Cold War-style espionage in the United Kingdom provided most of the backdrop.

It’s likely that few, if any, of either president’s advisors, let alone commentators, are looking to the Arctic — yes, the Arctic — as a starting point for common ground and improving relations going forward. 

Wilson Center Launches ‘Month of the Arctic’

The Arctic has unequivocally emerged as an area of global interest. For the expanding number of communities, governments, and industries with stakes in the present and future of the region, opportunities, challenges, and complexities abound.

China: The New "Near-Arctic State"

China does not often come to mind when speaking of leading actors in the Arctic. That’s exactly what the country sets out to be though in its recent white paper. Released on January 26, it is the first official publication detailing China’s Arctic policy.[1]

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