Former U. S. President Donald Trump left many scratching their heads when it was rumored that he was looking to purchase the large island nation of Greenland from Denmark. While any potential deal seems highly unlikely, the event shows the changing opinion within the U. S. government toward engagement with the Artic region. Because of climate change, large sheets of artic ice are melting, exposing vast stores of natural gas and oil. With Russia and China already miles ahead with their Arctic strategies, can the U.S. catch up?
Facilitator: Emily Maiden, PhD
Dr. Emily Maiden is an Assistant Professor in Political Science in the department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida. Her three areas of expertise are comparative politics, international relations, and peace studies, with a regional focus in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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