Arctic Security Projects

Occasional briefing papers focussing on military policies and practices in the Arctic region by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence, The Simons Foundation. 
This compilation of current military facilities in the circumpolar region continues to be offered as an aid to addressing a key question posed by the Canadian Senate more than five years ago: “Is the [Arctic] region again becoming militarized?” Updated: September 2019
The Conference, Arctic Security in the 21st Century, was co-convened by The Simons Foundation and Simon Fraser University’s School for International Studies, under the auspices of the Simons Visiting Chair in Dialogue in International Law and Human Security. The inaugural Chairholder, Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala, former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs, chaired the conference which was held in Vancouver on April 11-12, 2008.