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ARCTIC SECURITY DIALOGUES
The Polar Institute and the Arctic Domain Awareness Center are pleased to announce the creation of a new series of programs entitled Arctic Security Dialogues. The Dialogues will address a broad spectrum of security issues to include, but not limited to national security, homeland security, and the many components of civil security.


  • The Department of the Air Force released its first Arctic Strategy on July 21, 2020. Signed by the Secretary of the Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Chief of Staff of the Space Force, the Strategy noted that the “Arctic is among the most strategically significant regions of the world today.” Four lines of effort were included:
    • Vigilance in all domains
    • Projecting power through a combat-credible force
    • Cooperation with allies and partners
    • Preparation for Arctic operations

  • The purpose of the discussion is to gain a diversity of views from current and retired military officers who have unique insights on the emerging defense and security environment across the Trans-Atlantic Arctic region.

  • “Toward a U.S. Army Arctic Strategy” is the second program in the Arctic Security Dialogues, following the inaugural discussion on the U.S. Air Force Arctic Strategy. The U.S. Army has yet to publish an Arctic Strategy, though one is currently in development…

  • The Polar Institute and the Arctic Domain Awareness Center are pleased to announce the creation of a new series of programs entitled Arctic Security Dialogues. The Dialogues will address a broad spectrum of security issues to include, but not limited to national security, homeland security, and the many components of civil security.​​​​​​​ United States Department of Air Force Arctic Strategy: Perspectives and Insights is the first program in the Arctic Security Dialogues series.

Source: Wilson Center