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Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Congressional Research Service R41153

Coast Guard Artic Strategic Outlook.

Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker) Program: Background and Issues for Congress 

Updated March 12, 2020

What’s at Stake With Rising Competition in the Arctic? | Council on Foreign Relations

Arctic likely to be ice-free by 2050 despite climate efforts, new study says –

Report to Congress on Changes in the Arctic – Update May 22, 2020 – USNI News

The Report:

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress   Updated May 22, 2020



Report to Congress on Changes in the Arctic – USNI News

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY A Strategic Blueprint for the Arctic
Changes in the Arctic: Background and Updated January 6, 2021 Issues for Congress   Congressional Research Service R41153

REGAINING ARCTIC DOMINANCE – THE U.S. ARMY IN THE ARCTIC – Headquarters, Department of the Army – 19 January 2021

regaining-arctic-dominance-us-army-in-the-arctic-19-january-2021-unclassified.pdf(Shared)- Adobe Document Cloud

Forsvarssjef Eirik Kristoffersen: – Dialog kan føre til løsninger – High North News – posted 02/18/21 – Translation – Chief of Defence Eirik Kristoffersen: – Dialogue can lead to solutions

Forsvarssjef Eirik Kristoffersen: – Dialog kan føre til løsninger (

The Report

Conflict Prevention and Security Cooperation in the Arctic Region
Frameworks of the Future  by Walter Berbrick and Lars Saunes, Project Directors
September 2020



Putin signs Arctic master plan | The Independent Barents Observer 

The ‘Military Pillar’ of Russia’s Arctic Policy – Jamestown 

As virus infection looms, Russian Arctic Brigade tests its chemical weapons defense | The Independent Barents Observer 

Training with CBRN reconnaissance vehicle. Illustration photo by

Completing the Arctic Shield: Russian Activities on Wrangel Island – Jamestow


(Source: Russian Construction

Russia’s Arctic Agenda and the Role of Canada – Jamestown 

Northernmost Arctic airfield now operational all-year, says Russian Military | The Independent Barents Observer 

Russia set to launch its first satellite for monitoring Arctic – The Watchers 


Image credit: NPO Lavochkin  Featured image credit: Free-photos/Pixabay

Russian Navy Readies for Future Conflicts in Arctic – Jamestown 

Russia Expects Growing Conflict With US Over Greenland – Jamestown 

Russia Unveils New Arctic Development Strategy: Focal Points and Key Priorities – Jamestown

Bering Strait importance grows amid US-Russia tension, Arctic activity – Business Insider

As Arctic waters thaw, Russian aggression heats up – N.W. Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Russia Pursues ‘Region-Oriented’ Approach in Arctic Development – Jamestown

Tanker embarks on first ever mid-winter voyage on Northern Sea Route – Eye on the Arctic

New Russian fighter jets on standby in upgraded Arctic air base | The Independent Barents Observer

Любое использование материалов допускается только при наличии гиперссылки на ИА REGNUM.

(Second Northern Sea Route – fiber optic, will interest the entire Arctic)

A New Dawn for Arctic Shipping – Winter Transits on the Northern Sea Route – High North News 

Northern Sea Route Transit Traffic Remains Modest – High North News

Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic | Reuters

Northern Sea Route: hopes and challenges – Asia Times

Moscow plans for 2,000 per cent growth of trans-Arctic shipping over 10 years – Eye on the Arctic


China’s Belt and Road Enters the Arctic –  The Arctic states could find much-needed funding for infrastructure improvements through China’s Belt and Road. By Heidar Gudjonsson and Egill Thor Nielsson – The Diplomat

China’s Belt and Road: Where Does the Arctic Angle Stand? By Heidar Gudjonsson and Egill Thor Nielsson – The Diplomat 

The Ice Silk Road: Is China a “Near-Arctic-State”? – Institute for Security and Development Policy 

A Cold Arena? Greenland as a Focus of Arctic Competition – Recent questions over the extent of China’s ambitions for Greenland deserve close scrutiny. By Mingming Shi and Marc Lanteigne – The Diplomat 

China, Russia, and Arctic Geopolitics – The Diplomat 

China, Russia, and Arctic Geopolitics

Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Christoper Michel

Northern Sea Route, Penyelesai Masalah “Malacca Dilemma” (Northern Sea Route, Malacca Dilemma) Defence Security Asia


The Dragon roams the Arctic – The Sunday Guardian Live

Finland’s Defence Ministry blocked Chinese plans for research airbase in Lapland – Eye on the Arctic

China’s Arctic Ambitions Face Increasing Headwinds in Finland – The Diplomat

China pledges to build ‘Polar Silk Road’ over 2021-2025 | Article [AMP] | Reuters


Navy, Marines Tell Congress Emphasis on Arctic is Growing – USNI News 

A view from Finland: Security and defense in the Arctic – Defense News 


A Swedish Gripen jet, left, and a Finnish F-18 Hornet take part in joint exercises over the Arctic Circle towns of Jokkmokk in Sweden and Rovaniemi in Finland on March 25, 2019. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. and Canada Must Cooperate to Defend the Arctic – USNI/Proceedings

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple (WLB-207) follows the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Terry Fox through the waters of the Franklin Strait during a transit of the Northwest Passage

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple (WLB-207) follows the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Terry Fox through the waters of the Franklin Strait during a transit of the Northwest Passage

In the Arctic, Look to the Coast Guard | Proceedings – August 2020 Vol. 146/8/1,410 


Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) crewmembers and scientists pose for a group photo during Healy’s first ice station while deployed to the Arctic Ocean in 2019.

Beyond the North Warning System – War on the Rocks 


Arctic and Special Operations: Preparing for the Next Battle | SOFREP 

U.S. Marine Corps is preparing to fight in the extreme cold – DefenseBlog 

Coast Guard icebreaker returns to Arctic for first time in 38 years – Task & Purpose 

US bent on stopping The Polar Silk Road – Asia Times

U.S. Marines will receive special boot for use in extreme cold – DefenseBlog 

US awakens to risk of China-Russia alliance in the Arctic – Nikkei Asian Review

Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star departs Seattle for important Arctic mission | 

New in 2021: Will you be getting orders to an Arctic base? – Navy Times 

‘Granddad’s Arctic isn’t coming back’: Northern Alaska is transitioning to a biologically changed landscape – Anchorage Daily News 

New Arctic Strategy Calls for Regular Presence as a Way to Compete With Russia, China – USNI News 

U.S. Army preparing its heavy dump trucks for extremely cold environment – DefenseBlog

B-1 Bombers Are Deploying To Norway For The First Time With An Eye On Nearby Russia And The Arctic – The Drive

US bombers, Navy ships learning how to operate, fight in the Arctic – Business Insider

US deploying B-1 bombers to Norway to send a message to Russia – CNNPolitics

New U.S. Arctic strategy focuses on ‘day-to-day competition’ with Russia and China | The Independent Barents Observer

U.S. Marines learn how to drift armored vehicles on snow – Defense Blog

Photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King

50-mile winds and no sunlight: Welcome to the military’s ‘Cool School’ – Task & Purpose 

Denmark Boosts Arctic Defense Spending – High North News

Stop inciting the ‘Cold War’ language in the Arctic – High North News

Defend America’s Arctic from China and Russia – Washington Examiner – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy

Army’s new Arctic strategy takes shape in Alaska’s frigid interior – Army Times

U.S. Navy Reports on Arctic and North Atlantic – Naval News

East Coast Navy Divers Take on a Minnesota Lake, As Service Eyes Greater Arctic Presence – USNI News

AFRL, NORTHCOM Eye Commercial Internet Sats For Arctic « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Watch: Inside the Arctic Military Base at the center of U.S. – Russia tensions – We Are The Mighty

NORAD gears up for major Arctic air defence exercise – Eye on the Arctic

How Navy divers are preparing for the Arctic battlefront – Navy Times

Norwegian Officials: Russian Arctic Expansion Making Security Landscape ‘Difficult’ – USNI News

THE WHY!  RESOURCES AND POSITION                                                                                (See also Doc’s Study of War – The Upcoming War Over Resources)

Moscow Pressing for International Recognition of Expansive Artic Claims – Jamestown 

Danes see Greenland security risk amid Arctic tensions – BBC News 

The Russian Ministry of Defense says it has obtained comprehensive new proof that supports its claims on the Arctic shelf. – The Independent Barents Observer

Moscow adopts 15-year grand plan for Northern Sea Route | The Independent Barents Observer 

As the ice melts, Greenland considers its future – BBC News

Russia releases massive official plans for the Northern Sea Route – The Northern European :: UpNorth 

The Race For Arctic Oil Is Heating Up |

New Arctic terminal will be built twice bigger than planned | The Independent Barents Observer 


Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Eni, Greenland, IndiGo – Reuters 

US announces millions in aid for resource-rich Greenland – BBC News

Russia’s Grand Plan For Arctic Oil Is Under Threat | 

Is Russia Preparing to Challenge the Status Quo in Antarctica? (Part One) – Jamestown 

Russia Doubles Down On Its Arctic Oil & Gas Agenda | 

Putin’s grand target for Arctic shipping will not be met – Barents Observe

Igor Sechin: New Arctic oil discoveries are world’s biggest – The Barents Observer – posted 02/16/21: Igor Sechin: New Arctic oil discoveries are world’s biggest | The Independent Barents Observer (

The top Russian oilman says his company’s three far northern finds were world’s biggest in 2020. The international green shift will not hamper field development, he told President Putin.

Norway Moves Quickly to Start Undersea Mining – VOA

Five Eyes alliance urged to forge ties with Greenland to secure minerals – Eye on the Arctic

Greenland Faces Hard Decisions about Rare Earth Mineral Mining – VOA

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