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Pining for the Fjords of Greenland - Following Up on the Arctic

A few weeks ago in the Need to Know podcast episode "Foreign Policy on Top Of The World," host Aaron Jones asked Polar Institute Director Mike Sfraga what we needed to look for out on the horizon. He said "Greenland." Now Greenland has emerged, and we revisit this territory of Denmark with a deeper look at its significance, both in recent news and in Arctic geopolitical strategy.


Ice-Diminishing Arctic Interviews

On July 17 and 18, 2019, the US Arctic Research Commission, Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and US National Ice Center hosted the 8th Biennial Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations (IDA). Speakers discussed a wide array of issues currently facing the Arctic region, including: marine transportation; federal, state, local, and international operations; security; scientific research; infrastructure and investments; policy implications in the region; and much more.

Ice-Diminishing Arctic Panel Videos

Introductory Remarks

  • Day 1 Welcome Remarks
  • Day 2 Welcome Remarks


Ice-Diminishing Arctic Panel Videos: Miscellaneous

The Arctic in U.S. National Identity

  • Zachary Hamilla and Liz Ruskin discussed a statistical analysis of how American citizens identify the Arctic.
  • Zachary Hamilla, Executive Director, The Arctic Studio
  • Moderated by Liz Ruskin, Washington Correspondent, Alaska Public Media


Ice-Diminishing Arctic Panel Videos: Geopolitics and Diplomacy

China's Arctic Interests

  • Nong Hong discussed China’s interests and strategies in the Arctic.
  • Dr. Nong Hong, Executive Director, Institute for China America Studies


Great Power Competition in the Arctic