The panel discussion on US-Russia cooperation in the Arctic was held on May 14, 2017, within the North by North program. Executive Director of the Northern Forum Mikhail Pogodaev was invited to participate in the panel discussion along with Alaskan Governor’s Arctic Policy Advisor Craig Fleener. The major issues discussed were the barriers and new opportunities for strengthening the cooperation of US and Russia in the Arctic. Discussion mostly focused on the history of interaction within the Northern Forum, as well as the new opportunities to strengthen the cooperation in light of Alaska’s return to the Northern Forum.