January 03, 2012

More Thoughts on the 2012 Natural Security Wish List: Why the Arctic is a Priority

Building off my 2012
policy wish list
, here is a post I wrote for the National Journal’s Energy and Environment blog on why the Arctic
should be a policy priority for the president and congress in 2012: “Time
for Serious Attention to the Arctic

This year, the Natural Security blog will feature more posts
on the items you read on this year’s wish list. To kick off the New Year, next
week CNAS will host an event on the South China Sea where we will formally
launch our new report, Cooperation from
Strength: The United States, China and the South China Sea
. (RSVP to the
event here.) The event will feature
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert, CNAS Senior Advisor and
Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program Patrick Cronin, CNAS
Senior Fellow Robert Kaplan, former Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig, and
Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the
United States.  

The report includes a chapter on the role of natural
resources in the South China Sea that focuses on more than just the region’s
energy resources. It includes an examination of the broad resource and
environmental trends affecting the region, from energy to fisheries, from
minerals to climate change.