The New Foreign Policy Frontier: U.S. Interests and Actors in the Arctic

The New Foreign Policy Frontier: U.S. Interests and Actors in the Arctic. Center for Strategic & International Studies. Heather A. Conley. April 22, 2013.

Since World War II, the Arctic has been a region of geostrategic importance to the United States. As unprecedented environmental transformation occurs in the Arctic, this region will increase in significance. Crafting U.S. policy toward the Arctic, however, is a complex and challenging undertaking. The author says that it is now time for the Obama administration to enhance U.S. Arctic policy by updating and prioritizing National Security Presidential Directive 66/Homeland Security Presidential Directive 25 (NSPD-66/HSPD-25), improving interagency cooperation, enhancing U.S. international and public diplomacy related to the Arctic, and increasing the focus of senior U.S. officials. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 102 pages, 2.97 MB].

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