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Charleston World Affairs Council

Nov 5, 2019

Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz discusses the Arctic, where due to climate change, the ice cap melts year by year. The result: new shipping lanes; interest in developing oil and mineral resources; opening ports on long frozen islands; expansion and possible militarization of existing ports. The changing Arctic thus has long-term national security implications as the U.S., Canada, Russia, China, Norway and Greenland/Denmark seek to solidify their presence.