US to appoint its first Arctic Ambassador
The United States is planning to appoint an Ambassador for the Arctic, amid increased Russian military activity in the region.
The Ambassador-at-Large will be put in place to advance US policy in the northern polar region, a Department of State spokesman said.
On Friday, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg warned of the threat posed by Russia in the northern polar regions.
He also voiced concern about China's reach into the Arctic.
The new US ambassador will engage with the seven other Arctic nations - Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and...