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Arctic Strategy: One Year into the U.S. Leadership of the Arctic Council
June 15

Arctic Strategy: One Year into the U.S. Leadership of the Arctic Council

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm. Time zone: America/New_York

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Date June 15, 2016
Time 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location American Security Project – 1100 New York Ave., 7th Floor, West Tower, Washington DC 20005


The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on earth, opening a new sea to humanity. America is an Arctic nation, a notion that Americans too often forget. This gives America a leading role in determining whether the 21st Century opening of the Arctic will happen peacefully and sustainably, or whether it will be characterized by conflict and exploitation.

Join the American Security Project and The Arctic Institute for Circumpolar Studies for a panel discussion on “Arctic Strategy: One Year into the U.S. Leadership of the Arctic Council

We can build a peaceful and prosperous Arctic, but American leadership is necessary. The Department of State’s International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) will soon publish a report on American policy in the region. BGen Stephen Cheney, USMC (ret), the CEO of the American Security Project and a member of the ISAB will discuss the report and America’s emerging Arctic strategy.

The panel will reflect on the first year of U.S. Leadership of the Arctic Council and discuss how to build a region that is at peace, is sustainable, and provides economic opportunity to its inhabitants.

Lunch refreshments will be served from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

Please arrive at 12:00pm for registration.

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BGen. Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), CEO of American Security Project and member of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board and International Security Advisory Board.

Seth Myers, Fellow at the Arctic Institute, will discuss developments in and the implications of regional security considerations, including non-Arctic state engagement in the region.

Capt. Erik Bøe, RNoN, Assistant Defense and Naval Attache at the Royal Norwegian Embassy will offer perspective on Norway’s long interest in Arctic affairs.

Victoria Herrmann, Managing Director of The Arctic Institute will introduce the event.



Andrew Holland, Director of Studies for the American Security Project, who has testified before the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Eurasia and Emerging Threats about U.S. Arctic Strategy, will moderate.



Selected Additional Resources

US Withdrawal from Arctic Drilling Cedes Leadership

Iceland, Like All Arctic Nations, is Drilling for Oil

The Arctic at the Center of World Affairs

Energy Challenges Mean the US Must Strengthen its Arctic Engagement

America’s Role in the Arctic: Opportunity in Securing the High North

Andrew Holland Testifies Before House Foreign Affairs on Arctic


The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit www.americansecurityproject.org.