The Council on Foreign Relations has appointed Charles F. Doran to its Independent Task Force on U.S. Strategy in the Arctic. Chaired by Thad Allan, former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and Christine Todd Whitman, former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Task Force will complete its report by October 2016.
Covering all aspects of Arctic policy regarding change on the last frontier, the report includes sovereignty and security considerations, interactions with other Arctic states and Great Powers, energy policy and environmental protection, and the concerns of Native Peoples in the face of unprecedented Global Warming. Transits of the Arctic Ocean from the European to the Asian shores have already occurred. The Task Force has been called upon to formulate a new U.S. strategy to cope with these monumental transformations of the ecosphere and of global politics.
Charles Doran is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins, SAIS. He is the former long-time director of the Center for Canadian Studies. Currently he directs both the Global Theory and History Program at SAIS and the academic program for Canadian Studies. He is the past recipient of the highest award in Canadian Studies, the Governor General’s
Read more about the Independent Task Force on U.S. Strategy in the Arctic here.