- Walter A. Berbrick: The Arctic could hold the key to restoring America's economy, security and national identity
- But unlocking America's potential in the Arctic demands moral courage and a bold new national strategy, he says
Walter A. Berbrick is an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He currently serves as a senior adviser to the special representative for the Arctic at the US Department of State. He is on sabbatical from the US Naval War College, where he serves as an associate professor in the War Gaming Department and founding director of the Arctic Studies Group. Follow him on Twitter @walterberbrick. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)President-elect Trump has vowed to confront a wide range of domestic and foreign policy challenges, including border security, job creation, energy and infrastructure development, trade reform, strengthening military and intelligence capabilities and improving relations with Russia. Nowhere in the world do such complex challenges and opportunities converge for America than in the Arctic region.