This report published on May 10, 2016 discusses past and present U.S. - Nordic relations in light of the upcoming U.S. - Nordic Summit. The report states that "On May 13, 2016, President Obama will host the five Nordic countries-Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden-for a U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit in Washington, DC. The Nordics have long been U.S. strategic and economic partners. U.S. interest in enhancing cooperation has increased in light of Russia's resurgence and changes in the Arctic. The formal agenda is expected to focus on several key issues, including countering terrorism and violent extremism; the migration and refugee crisis; climate change and the environment; the Arctic; nuclear and energy security; sustainable development; and transatlantic trade. According to the Nordic ambassadors to the United States, 'these are all global themes where Nordic and American views, policies, and actions often coincide.'"
CRS Insight, IN10487
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