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NEWPORT, R.I. -- The Naval War College Press is pleased to present the Summer 2010 issue of the Naval War College Review.

Naval War College Review Summer 2010 CoverIn this issue:

The Naval War College Review was established in 1948 and is a forum for discussion of public policy matters of interest to the maritime services. The forthright and candid views of the authors are presented for the professional education of the readers. Articles published are related to the academic and professional activities of the Naval War College. They are drawn from a wide variety of sources in order to inform, stimulate, and challenge readers, and to serve as a catalyst for new ideas. Articles are selected primarily on the basis of their intellectual and literary merits, timeliness, and usefulness and interest to a wide readership. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the U.S. Navy Department or the Naval War College.

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Not a traditional seasonal image for our Summer issue, but as Caitlyn L. Antrim, executive director of the Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans, points out in “The Next Geographical Pivot: The Russian Arctic in the Twenty-first Century,” Arctic conditions are severe year-round. However, the fact that global climate changes are making them progressively less so, her article argues, is causing shifts that will become fundamental in the economic, security, and geopolitical realms.
 
The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) , reportedly the first boat of the Virginia class to operate in the Arctic, on the surface near the North Pole in October 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Submarines) 1st Class Hamilton Felt, USN.

From Naval War College Press