Accession Number:

AD1029172

Title:

China's Interests and Goals in the Arctic: Implications for the United States

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

U.S. Army War College -Strategic Studies Institute Carlisle United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

This Letort Paper examines the geopolitical implications of Chinas growing involvement in the Arctic for U.S. interests. First, the evolution of U.S. Arctic strategy, including its political and military components, is discussed. Next, Chinas interests and goals in the Arctic are addressed. A third section examines the Arctic in Chinas relations with Canada, Russia, and the Nordic states. This Letort Paper then evaluates the consequences of Chinas expanding Arctic presence for U.S. security interests and concludes with policy recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE