Over the past four years, the Trump administration has had a profound impact on the United States’ Arctic policy, charging a more confrontational course that involves a larger military footprint in the polar region and overtly criticizing China and Russia in multilateral forums.
Foto: Tim Søgaard/FKO KOM
As a new administration is about to take office, this webinar aims to debate its approach to the Arctic region and the potential consequences for the United States’ small regional allies. Will the Biden administration mark a new beginning in the Arctic? Will the increased emphasis on great power competition continue? What are the challenges and opportunities facing the small Arctic states in the region?
The webinar “A new US president - new opportunities for the small Arctic states or not?” is organized by the Center for Arctic Security Studies at the Royal Danish Defence College and The Royal Danish Society of War Studies.
Watch the webinar below. The video starts some time into the webinar.
15.00: Introduction by major Henrik Gram Pedersen, Head of Center for Arctic Security Studies, Royal Danish Defence College.
15.10: The Arctic priorities of the Biden Administration
Rachel Ellehuus, deputy director and senior fellow, Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
15.20: A new US Arctic Naval strategy. How the US Navy will operate and cooperate in the future Arctic.
Walter Berbrick, associate professor and founding director of the Arctic Studies Group at the U.S. Naval War College
15.30: What are the challenges and opportunities facing Norway?
Lars Saunes Professor/Rear Admiral (ret) Royal Norwegian Navy, CNO Distinguished international fellow U.S. Naval War College
15.40: What are the challenges and opportunities facing the Kingdom of Denmark?
Kristian Søby Kristensen, deputy director and senior researcher, PhD, Center for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen.
15.50: Short break
16.00: Q&A chaired by Jon Rahbek-Clemmensen, Associate Professor, PhD, Center for Arctic Security Studies, Royal Danish Defence College.
Start: 13. januar, 2021 - Kl. 15.00
Slut: 13. januar, 2021 - Kl. 16.30