Watch! 2016 Conference on U.S.-Russian Relations in the Arctic at Columbia University

February 12, 2016 | New York City

Organized by: Harriman Institute of Columbia University

Pan-Arctic Options Participants: Paul Berkman


As the polar ice cap continues to melt, the Arctic is becoming an increasingly significant arena for international conflict and cooperation on trade, transit, energy, environmental, scientific, and security issues. The collapse of global oil prices has created new uncertainties in the region, with some surprising consequences.

Top Russian and Western scholars and policy experts discussed the current state of U.S.-Russian relations in the Arctic and debated the future potential for conflict and cooperation between the two most powerful Arctic states.

Paul Berkman participated in the opening panel, setting the scene for the day’s discussions.

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Photo from conference program.