Many international actors have recognized the growing strategic and commercial importance of the Arctic Circle and its newly opening waterways. In August 2017, the Russian tanker Christophe de Margerie completed a northern expedition through the Arctic Circle, traveling from Norway to South Korea in the span of 19 days without an icebreaker escort. News of the voyage provided a jolt to an... Continue Reading
Josh Cohen is the 2018 Asia Pacific fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. He received his Master's degree in International China Studies from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and a BA in Government from the College of William and Mary. He has spent three years living and working in Beijing as well as Wenzhou, China. His research interests include soft power competition, US-China relations and East Asian strategic security.