Arctic Security after a Year of War
The impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine has been felt in the Arctic. The region’s primary diplomatic venue is paused, and military tensions are increasing. When Sweden and Finland join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), every Arctic country save Russia will be a member of the alliance. While the war has not diminished Russia’s core interests in the region, there are early indications that the conflict and the U.S.-led sanctions and export control regime may be impacting Moscow’s current and future Arctic capabilities, especially with respect to the formidable Northern Fleet. At the same time, Russia’s use of hybrid tactics in the region seems to be increasing in frequency and severity.
The CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program (EREP) is releasing a report entitled The Russian Arctic Threat: Consequences of the Ukraine War that outlines the key security developments in the Arctic since the full-scale Russian invasion of February 2022, as well as their implications for the United States and NATO. This event will launch the report and detail its findings.
Please join Max Bergmann, the director of EREP and the Lillan and Robert D. Stuart Jr. Center, as he sits down with report co-authors Colin Wall, Associate Fellow, CSIS EREP, and Njord Wegge, Professor, Norwegian Defence University College/Norwegian Military Academy.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Lillan and Robert D. Stuart Jr. Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies and the Norwegian Ministry of Defense.
The report The Russian Arctic Threat: Consequences of the Ukraine War is part of a project run in collaboration between the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. This project is made possible by generous support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.