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Research Topics

Actors and patterns of cooperation and conflict
Russia, Norway and the High North - Past, Present, Future
The United States in the 21 Century Arctic
Defining an Interest: The European Union and the High North
The Power of Energy
Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
Climate Change and Environmental Protection

The United States in the 21 century Arctic


March 2010: Changes in the Arctic: Background and issues for Congress

This report provides an overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress, and refers readers to more in-dept CRS reports on specific Arctic-related issues. 

Among the issues are:

  • Climate change and loss of sea ice
  • Territorial claims and sovereignty issues
  • Commercial sea transportations
  • Oil, gas and minerals exploration
  • Fisheries
  • U.S. relations with other Arctic countries
  • Search and rescue

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