The United States was a founding member of the Arctic Council in 1996 and the George W. Bush administration established a policy for the area in 2009. But as more of the region’s mineral wealth is unlocked by receding ice and new international trade routes become a possibility, it appears far from clear that the US is ready to assume a major leadership role in Arctic affairs.

CLIMATE change is increasing access to the Arctic. And as the ice floes shrink and surface temperatures warm up, economic activity is booming.

This expansion covers many areas. The potenti...

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Dr. James Jay Carafano
The dominant role of Russia in maritime commerce and energy exploration, and the increased attention to Arctic matters by China, have raised the spectre of great power competition
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