Globalization, climate change, and geopolitical concerns have become interwoven at the top of the world in ways unanticipated at the end of the Cold War. Even though the Arctic is a relatively small area on the planet, the entire region is becoming integrated with the rest of the global economy, primarily through exploration and development of a large, untapped storehouse of natural resources.
Navigating the New Maritime Arctic
Early in the 21st century, the maritime Arctic is undergoing extraordinary changes and is rapidly becoming a more complex operating environment.
By Captain Lawson Brigham, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)