U.S. Policy in the Arctic

Author
Paweł Markiewicz
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The Arctic has become another contested area between the U.S., Russia, and China. The region’s growing importance for global trade and American security means the U.S. goal is largely to maintain freedom of navigation in the Arctic. For this reason, the Trump administration strives to increase American capacities to operate in the Arctic. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will delay implementing these plans; nevertheless, they will be achieved in the long term and the U.S. will also expect support in the Arctic from NATO allies.
Topic
Security, Foreign Policy, NATO, International Trade and Finance
Political Geography
Russia, China, Arctic, United States of America