POLAR PERSPECTIVES - The Intelligence Community Must Evolve To Meet the Reality of Arctic Change
4 May 2023
A dearth of necessary expertise hinders the IC’s ability to meet the reality of the The most comprehensive description of ODNI’s complex implications of Arctic change. [...] intelligence agen- cies about the region’s elevated significance, as well Arctic and climate experts within key federal as that of climate change, and further strengthen a agencies like the Department of the Interior, the Department of Transportation, and the Department whole of region understanding of the Arctic. [...] ac- CONCLUSION tivities and posture in the Arctic should be calibrated, as the Department preserves its focus on the Indo- More focused and integrated IC collection and analy- Pacific region.” 39 The targeted interventions recom- sis on the Arctic region would provide greater support mended in this publication seek to enhance intelli- to objectives of the new U. [...] National Strategy for the gence support to policy and military interests in the Arctic Region, the National Defense Strategy, and the region, in such a calibrated way. [...] PDF Marisol Maddox is Lyston Lea is a Global a Senior Arctic Analyst Fellow at the Wilson Center’s at the Wilson Center‘s Polar Institute, as well as Polar Institute, a core a member of the Board of expert at the European Advisors for the Center Centre of Excellence for for Climate and Security.