As announced on 9 June 2021: “The Ted Stevens Center will bring increased cooperation on the unique challenges and security concerns related to the Arctic region. Defense Department Regional Centers are international academic venues for bilateral and multilateral research, communication, and training with the goal of building strong, sustainable international networks of security leaders. The Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies will develop collaborative insights with allies and partners.
“The center will support the U.S. Interim National Security Strategic Guidance direction to collaborate with like-minded partners and across the interagency to pool our collective strength and advance shared interests,” according to Secretary Austin. “It will address the need for U.S. engagement and international cooperation to strengthen the rules-based order in the region and tackle shared challenges such as climate change.”
The Ted Stevens Center will provide a new venue to collaborate with our allies and partners to advance shared interests for a peaceful and prosperous Arctic. Please see: https://www.defense.gov/News/Releases/Release/Article/2651852/the-department-of-defense-announces-establishment-of-arctic-regional-center.