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U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard ships survey the Arctic Ocean, Sept. 5, 2009 (U.S. Geological Survey photo).
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Russia Tensions Threaten U.S. Arctic Council Agenda

By Richard Weitz
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When the U.S. assumed chairmanship of the Arctic Council last month, it declared its top priority to be managing the impact of global climate change on the region in cooperation with the other Arctic countries. But tensions with Russia could impede bilateral cooperation on this and other issues. more


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New Technologies Complicate U.S.-Russia-China Arms Control

By Richard Weitz
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The 2015 review conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which began yesterday, will put a spotlight on a number of issues, including the potential for a nuclear deal with Iran. However, the current arms control stalemate among the U.S., Russia and China will also shape the conference’s outcome. more

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U.S. Seeks to Reassure Japan, South Korea on Asia Pivot

By Richard Weitz
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Ashton Carter recently concluded his first visit to East Asia since becoming U.S. secretary of defense. His discussions in Japan and South Korea signaled that he has quickly become a pivotal player in the administration’s policy of “rebalancing” U.S. strategic priorities toward the region. more