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The United States was a founding member of the Arctic Council in 1996 and the George W. Bush administration established a policy for the area in 2009. But as more of the region’s mineral wealth is unlocked by receding ice and new international trade routes become a possibility, it appears far from clear that the US is ready to assume a major leadership role in Arct...
Dr. James Jay Carafano
The massive inflow of petrodollars is allowing Russia to project a profile of wealth and economic stability. But under the gloss is a fabric of decay in the form of rustbelt towns, single-industry towns which are now productively redundant yet home to millions of under or unemployed. What is to become of them, asks Professor Stefan Hedlund?
Professor Stefan Hedlund