The Fall/Winter 2020 issue of the Naval War College Foundation (NWCF) member magazine, The Bridge, arrives in mailboxes this month. This issue features updates from NWCF Chairman Philip Bilden and CEO George Lang, as well as a letter from Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, President, U.S. Naval War College, updating members on the accomplishments of the College’s faculty, staff and students despite the challenges faced this year.
This issue of The Bridge dives deep into the topic of the Arctic, a region that is emerging as a major factor in national security policy discussions as it becomes the focal point for geopolitical issues such as climate change and maritime law. In their articles, Naval War College professors Dr. Walter Berbrick, Director of the Arctic Studies Group, and RADM Lars Saunes (Ret.), former Chief of Royal Norwegian Navy, provide readers with an overview of why the Arctic matters, as well as outline a framework for the future of the region through security cooperation and conflict prevention mechanisms. LtCol Don Thieme, USMC (Ret.), describes the tabletop war game that students in the Arctic security elective at the NWC participate in to apply what they learned in the course. Additionally, Rebecca Pincus, assistant professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) at the NWC, explains the new significance of the Greenland-Iceland-UK (GIUK) Gap in maintaining freedom of the seas and rule of law, in an excerpted article she wrote for the journal RUSI.
Subscription to The Bridge is one of the many benefits of being a member of the Naval War College Foundation. Join the NWCF today and receive your complimentary copy. A preview of this issue is available here: The Bridge Fall/Winter 2020.