The United States and Russia in the Arctic

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Arctic Circle Wilson Center Forum

Washington, DC
June 21 - 22, 2017


In light of world media attention towards Russia and the United States, the Arctic Circle and the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a Forum on the two countries' complicated yet inherently linked role and relationship in the Arctic.

The future of the Arctic will be greatly influenced by the actions of the United States and Russia. What are their policies, their plans and their relations with other states in the Arctic and the Asian and European countries seeking an increasing role in the Arctic?

High-level representatives, policymakers and experts gathered in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, June 21-22, 2017 to address these questions and challenges.

Former President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland, Chairman of the Arctic Circle; Congresswoman Jane Harman, Director of the Wilson Center; Michael Sfraga, Director of the Wilson Center's Polar Initiative, and Alice Rogoff, Publisher of Alaska Dispatch News, discussed the upcoming Forum during a Ground Truth Briefing on March 20, 2017. You can listen to the entire conversation here: