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This Wilson Memo provides Congressional staffers with an in-depth analysis of several challenges facing the Arctic region. Included in the memo is insight on the following challenges: climate, connectivity, commodities, communities, commerce, competition, and cooperation. Click on the button above to download the publication and learn more about the 7 C's.

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Michael Sfraga

Michael Sfraga

Chair & Distinguished Fellow, Polar Institute // Chair, US Arctic Research Commission
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Congressional Relations

The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.  Read more

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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