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Russia & the Arctic

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  • By EUCOM - Russia Strategic Initiative
  • Russia Strategic Initiative (EUCOM)

TOPIC SPONSOR: EUCOM - Russia Strategic Initiative

What is Russia's long-term Arctic strategy? How do they plan to project power into the Arctic? 

  • Bruehl, LCDR Jason L. The Arctic Thaw: Examining US-Russian Arctic Relations and Balancing Military Competition with Cooperation," GCPME thesis, 2023, 53 pgs. 

  • Fields, CDR Stanley, "Russia's Arctic Strategy: Implications for Great Power Competition," AWC Elective Paper, 2021, 32 pgs.
  • Gatti, LCDR John T., "The United States' Frozen Arctic Strategy: Can It Be Thawed Fast Enough to Preserve National Security," GCPME paper, 2022, 37 pgs. 
  • Hardy, Natalie, "Tip of the Iceberg: A Lack of Current National Strategy May be Setting The Department of Defense up for Failure in the Arctic" eSchool thesis, Oct 2019, 55 pgs.
  • Hoettels, Lt. Col. Elizabeth Anne L., "Crystalizing Strategic Medical Success in the Arctic by Finding the Abominable Snowman," AWC Strategic Studies Paper, 2022, 28 pgs. 
  • Randall, Lt. Col. Ryan L., "The Arctic Security Gambit: How Will the US Struggle for Advantage in the Arctic," AWC Strategic Studies Paper, 2021, 25 pgs.
  • Robinson, David, GS-14, USN, "Poles Apart: Russia’s Activities To Advance Polar Sovereignty Claims"  2020 AWC PSP, 2020, 17 pgs.
  • Schneider, Maj Scott, "Competition in the Arctic: A Three-Way Race for Logistical Dominance" ACSC paper, 2020, 18 pgs. Winner of the Lt Gen John Nowak Award for Logistics
  • Semke, LCDR Joseph R., USCG, "Arctic Power: Maintaining Stability in an Uncertain Environment" eSchool thesis, Dec 2019, 57 pgs.
  • Skovmose, Hans, "Russian Foreign Policy: An Interpretation of Russian Arctic Policy," AWC Elective paper, 2020, 9 pgs. 
  • Timpson, Lt Col Shawn, USAF, "Russian Arctic Intentions"  AWP PSP, 2020, 31 pgs.