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United States Arctic Interests

The 1980"s and 1990"s

by William E. Westermeyer

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7449041M
ISBN 100387960090
ISBN 109780387960098

  Accordingly, the United States is said to be ‘pursuing the three overlapping objectives that define its grand strategy: managing the external environment to reduce near- and long-term threats to US national security; promoting a liberal economic order to expand the global economy and maximize domestic prosperity; and creating, sustaining, and Reviews: 4.   While it is in the United States’ best interest to maintain a peaceful, non-militarized presence in the Arctic, it needs to prepare for possible conflict with Russia.

Report to Congress on Strategy to Protect United States National Security Interests in the Arctic Region [open pdf - KB]. From the Executive Summary: "The Department of Defense (DoD) remains committed to working collaboratively with allies and partners to promote a balanced approach to improving security in the Arctic region.   The United States needs more icebreakers. The country has a growing national interest in the Arctic, and its relations with Russia, a dominant force in the region, are increasingly chilly. Yet Washington is woefully unprepared for the Arctic challenge when it comes to one crucial tool: the mighty nuclear-powered vessels that would support its economic and security objectives in the high north.

  Iceland wants to protect the Arctic from rising global tensions between the United States and China, the Icelandic Prime Minister said Thursday in .   “The United States is an Arctic nation with enduring national interests in that region,” he said. “Like our Arctic allies and partners, we want the High North to be a region of low tension, where no country seeks to coerce others through military build-up or economic exploitation.


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United States Arctic Interests by William E. Westermeyer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Although the United States has had strategic interests in the Arctic since World War II and active oil and gas interests there since the discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay inits interest in the Arctic has been low in comparison with that of its Arctic neighbors, Canada and the Soviet Union.

Get this from a library. United States Arctic Interests: the s and s. [William E Westermeyer; Kurt M Shusterich] -- Elliot L. Richardson The United States is finally awakening to the fact that it has a major stake in the future of the Arctic.

Recognition of the national importance of the Arctic. “The United States plays a critical leadership role on Arctic issues within the international community and remains committed to ensuring a peaceful region where U.S. interests are safeguarded.

The United States is an Arctic Nation, and the United States Coast Guard has served as the lead federal agency for homeland security, safety, and environmental stewardship in the Arctic region for over years.

Since Revenue Cutters first sailed to Alaska. The U.S. position on the Russian case is critical, as all nations that have Arctic borders (the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Russia) could financially and Author: Jerry Hendrix. The United States is considered an “Arctic Nation,” a term proudly used by policymakers to highlight our intrinsic national interests in the region and a profoundly basic yet important.

The United States will develop and execute a polar security icebreaking fleet acquisition program that supports our national interests in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The Arctic policy of the United States is the foreign policy of the United States in regard to the Arctic region.

In addition, the United States' domestic policy toward Alaska is part of its Arctic policy. Since Ma (when the United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire), the United States of America has been one of the eight Arctic nations and one of the five Arctic. The United States, by virtue of Alaska, is an Arctic country and has substantial interests in the region.

The seven other Arctic states are. In April, the United States assumed the two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council – an intergovernmental forum of eight Arctic countries and six indigenous organizations -- at a moment of great change and challenge for the Arctic.

The average American may not realize that the United States is an Arctic nation thanks to the state of Alaska when, in the United States purchasedChina has been elaborating its position on the Arctic at the same time as the United States has been refining its own Arctic strategy as Chairman of the Arctic Council through April This Letort Paper examines the geopolitical implications of China’s growing involvement in the Arctic for U.S.

interests. First, the evolution of U.S. Arctic strategy is discussed, including its political. The rights, interests, positions and practice of Arctic coastal States are compared with those of user States, with particular emphasis on China, Japan and South Korea.

The final chapters analyze cooperative arrangements in Southeast Asia, in order to explore if these could act as models to enhance cooperation among coastal States and user. Arctic Council Established by the Ottawa Declaration inthe Arctic Council is the preeminent intergovernmental forum for addressing issues related to the Arctic Region.

The members of the Arctic Council include the eight Arctic States (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Russian Federation, and the United States). The Arctic Council is not a treaty-based [ ]. Russia has an obvious interest in controlling access to the arctic.

According to the Warsaw Institute, the region is vital to the country’s energy policy and accounts for 30 percent of its GDP. Beijing has long regarded the Arctic as consequential to its strategic, economic and environmental interests.

China also believes that, in line with international legal treaties —. Securing U.S. Arctic Interests and the Role of UNCLOS 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b.

GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Reiley United States Marine Corps 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f.

WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Captain Jim Kitzmiller United States. During the height of the Cold War, the Arctic region was considered a geostrategic and geopolitical playground for the United States and the Soviet Union, as strategic bombers and nuclear submarines crossed over and raced below the polar cap.

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the region diminished in strategic importance to the United States. Now, 20 years later, senior U.S. Sincethe United States has considered, or made, several proposals to purchase the island of Greenland from Denmark, as it did with the Danish West Indies in While Greenland remains an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, a treaty gives the United States much control over an island it once partially claimed from exploration.

In order to achieve this goal, the government believes it must resolve all remaining maritime territorial disputes with the four other states that claim sectors in the Arctic: Norway, Denmark, Canada, and the United States. The location of the maritime border between Russia and the United States also continues to generate some tension.

Although. The United States sees the Arctic as a low-risk conflict zone but with concerns, the Russian military augmentation goes beyond defense and.

United States Rattles Arctic Talks With a Sharp Warning to China and Russia Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday at a meeting of the Arctic Council in Rovaniemi, Finland. Credit.United States National Security Interests in the Arctic Region OUSD (Policy) December The estimated cost of this report or study for the Department of Defense is approximately $, in Fiscal Years - This includes $50 in expenses and $, in DoD labor.

Generated on Oct20 RefID: A-CEB.By remaining a nonparty, the United States lacks the credibility to promote U.S. interests in the Arctic, such as by transforming U.S. recommendations into binding international laws. More on: Arctic.