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The Polar Institute highlights all forms of security: human security, environmental security, health security, and military security.

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Arctic security takes many shapes and the Polar Institute explores this idea in its many forms: national security, homeland security, community security, water and food security, and health security. The Institute addresses these issues while concurrently highlighting the complex set of issues emerging within the Great Power Competition in the Arctic between the United States, Russia, and China. These “securities’ of the Arctic will evolve as more actors enter the region and global tensions elsewhere continue to challenge the idea of a peaceful Arctic region and related governance and cooperative structures. .

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Highlight: Event on US National Security in Arctic

In December 2018, the Polar Institute hosted a conference on national security in the US Arctic with military leaders and representatives from the State of Alaska, industry, and research communities.

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