Arctic Report July 21, 2017

Report Contains:
Notes from the United State Arctic Research Commission’s 107th Meeting
Highlights from the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
Icebreaker Amendment Voted Down – House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security Appropriations FY2018 Markup
America’s Arctic Economic Ambitions: Opportunities and Limitations – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hearing on Opening ANWR to Drilling – House Committee on Natural Resources
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Update March 24, 2017

Broadband: Deploying America’s 21st Century Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Report: Arctic Imperative, Reinforcing U.S Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast – Council on Foreign Relations
State of the Coast Guard: Ensuring Military, National Security, and Enforcement Capability and Readiness – Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard

Arctic Report January 25, 2017

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke about the new Defense Department Arctic Strategy at CSIS on Jan. 24. The unclassified version has yet to be released, but the Senator talked the audience through much of its content.
The FY16 National Defense Authorization Act required the Department of Defense to write a new Arctic military defense plan in part to respond to recent Russian activity in the region.

Arctic Report September 13, 2016

CSIS brought together several panels consisting of experts from the scientific, military, and international relations fields discuss the future of the Arctic as it becomes more

Arctic Report September 7, 2016

The House subcommittees for Coast Guard & Marine Transportation and Water Resources & Environment held a joint hearing on Sept. 7 to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Coast Guard maritime navigation programs and initiatives.
The hearing focused on charting, accurate navigational aids, and the potential rise of “e-navigation.” New electronic navigation technologies could change maritime transportation functions dramatically, and also pose new risks to the system.

Council on Foreign Relations Expert Discussion on National Security Risks in the Changing Arctic

June 9, 2016 – Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC Speakers: Mark F. BrzezinskiExecutive Director, Arctic Executive Steering Committee, The White House Lisa Murkowski, Chairman, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senate (R-AK) Robert J. Papp Jr., Special Representative to the Arctic, U.S. Department of State This webinar on Next Generation Ecosystems Experiments-Arctic as a Case Study  […]

Asia's Evolving Role in the Arctic

TBD – Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. This discussion on Asia’s increasing engagement in the Arctic region has not yet occurred, but will be included in an upcoming issue of The Arctic Report.   — You can subscribe to receive it and all other Arctic policy stories going on in Washington, DC here. […]

One Arctic: U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

April 27-28, 2016 – The Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. The World Policy Institute’s Arctic in Context initiative, in collaboration with Trent University, the University of Washington, and the Woodrow Wilson Center, hosted a two-day symposium exploring the concept of “One Arctic” from the point of view of the U.S. agenda, and how it fits into […]