Accession Number:

AD1030826

Title:

Assessing the Strategic Utility of the High North: The Colder War

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

Russias current policy and associated expansion in the High North directly contrast the United States weak Arctic policy. To secure its objectives in the Arctic, the United Stateswhich has constrained diplomatic, military and economic resources for foreign relationsmust assess if Arctic investment is truly worthwhile. This thesis examines the military dimension of Arctic expansion in order to assess the risk and overall investment of U.S. militarization against diplomatic agreements. Using Senturion modeling and simulation software via closed-loop capstone wargames, this thesis helps forecast potential implications of various U.S. Arctic policy avenues across the spectrum of known stakeholders and against each stakeholders stated or perceived preferences.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE