Arctic

Could the Arctic Thaw U.S.-Russia Relations?

Blake Franko

This week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, will be meeting in Alaska to discuss topics of mutual concern in the Arctic. After a tumultuous start to relations with the new administration, there could be…


What is Russia’s East Asian Arctic Strategy?

John-Daniel Kelley

The Kremlin’s Arctic strategy is far less confrontational and aggressive than initially perceived. Russia is leveraging its expertise in the region to foster better relations with East Asian states, as part of its own pivot to Asia. Over the last few years,…