Leading in the Arctic; Translating the United States Arctic Strategy into Opportunities for Peace and Stability
AIR WAR COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States
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The Arctic is a vast, often cold, and still relatively pristine landscape. A recent rise in the temperature cycle is causing significant melting of the sea ice in the region. This change is presenting new challenges and opportunities for the Arctic nations and indigenous people living there, as each seeks to protect their interest. However, this friction is not new the region has historically been of strategic importance to the United States, both from an economic and national security standpoint. The Arctics future depends primarily on the eight countries who are members of the Arctic Council and share ownership of this region with Russia, Canada, and the United States being the primary stakeholders. This essays purpose is to further the ongoing dialogue on what type of organizational headquarters is best suited for the region, considering the complexity of the environment, strategic guidance and other factors that enhance the effectiveness of an organization.
- Government and Political Science