Facing increasing Russian and Chinese influence in the Arctic, the US State Department has appointed Jim DeHart as the US Coordinator for the region. The move comes just a week after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed enhanced US engagement in the Arctic on a visit to Denmark.
“In Alaska there has been a peaked interest in terms of how the Arctic is changing with climate change or the melting of the ice as far as a new trade route over Russia,” Art Nash, associate professor of energy at Uni…
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