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Arctic Security Initiative

The changing global climate and the diminishing Arctic ice cap have made the Arctic more accessible now and in the foreseeable future.

When combined with economic and political developments, the changing Arctic is the most significant physical global event since the end of the last Ice Age. An unresolved strategic territory, the increased activity suggests that the region could become the subject of intensive negotiations and possible friction and confrontation relating to resources, ocean access, and sovereignty. In light of those changes and challenges, the Hoover Institution Arctic Security Initiative has been put in place to address the strategic and security implications of increased activity and to identify opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.

Featured Commentary and News

April 3, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Commander David Slayton on the John Batchelor Show (10:31)

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India Overreacts to Diplomat's Arrest

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