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The Arctic: Assessing the geopolitical, economic, military, and environmental drivers of U.S. Arctic policy
November 01

The Arctic: Assessing the geopolitical, economic, military, and environmental drivers of U.S. Arctic policy

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

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November 1, 2016
12:00pm – 1:30 PM
American Security Project, 
1100 New York Avenue NW
Suite 710 West


In September 2016, the State Department International Security Advisory Board completed a comprehensive study of developments in U.S. Policy towards the Arctic. The Arctic Committee, chaired by ASP Board Member Gen. Lester Lyles, USAF (Ret.), included ASP CEO BGen. Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret.). Recommendations were made in six key areas:

  1. Russia’s interests, intentions, and capabilities in the Arctic
  2. US Leadership in the Arctic
  3. Ratification of UNCLOS
  4. Presence and “Domain Awareness” in the Region
  5. Cooperation Among Arctic Nations
  6. The Need for Transparency and Confidence Building Measures in the Region


Join the American Security Project on November 1, 2016 for a panel discussion including ISAB members to discuss the results of the report submitted to the Department of State by the ISAB Sub-Committee on the Arctic.


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

Panel 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

Please arrive at 12:00pm for registration.

 Eventbrite - The ISAB Arctic Report: A Review and Discussion


Panel members:

Hon. Sherri Goodman, Public Policy Fellow Wilson Center, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environmental Security

Amb. Robert Hunter, Director Center for Transatlantic Security Studies at NDU, former US Ambassador to NATO

Hon. Walter Slocombe, Senior Counsel in Caplin & Drysdale, former Under Secretary for Defense Policy

Hon. James Bodner, Co-President of the Cohen Group, former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy 


BGen. Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), CEO of American Security Project; Former Inspector General, USMC


The views expressed by panelists and moderator at this event are their own, and not necessarily those of the U.S State Department, the U.S Government, or other affiliates of participants


-This event is sponsored by the Arctic Energy Center-