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Might Ukraine cause an Arctic chill?

Canada’s Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Tuesday that Canada would skip a meeting in Moscow of the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane. 507 more words


Canadian Minister of Transport Raitt: "I don’t think the Panama Canal or the Suez Canal … have any worries of competition from the Northwest Passage right now.”

Canadian Manufacturing reports on Q&A sesssion by Canada’s Minister of Transportation Lisa Raitt in Washington, D.C. during a Canadian American Business Council event.  (Note you can read… 321 more words


Canada, Russia continue to meet over Arctic

YELLOWKNIFE – Canada may be upset at Russia over Ukraine, but conversations with the bear continue over the Arctic.

Government officials confirm that a Russian delegation is attending a meeting in Yellowknife this week held by the Arctic Council, an eight-member group of countries that ring the North. 475 more words


Russia's Ukraine moves not yet spilling into Arctic Council

OTTAWA – Like a pristine winter landscape, all looks surprisingly serene among Russia, Canada and their fellow Arctic Council members.

But just beneath the unblemished surface, political fault lines are forming, a ripple effect of the crisis between Russia and Ukraine. 690 more words


CNAS Column: New Arctic Ambassador Role Raises Profile of Energy-Rich Region

I write with some regularity for the Center for a New American Security’s online publications as part of my role as Adjunct Fellow in their energy and environmental security program. 578 more words

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Exclusive: Interview with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski

One of the most knowledgeable and vocal advocates of increased American activity in the Arctic, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) just returned from this week’s Conference of Arctic Parliamentarians… 953 more words


The Voices Above and the Oil Below: The Arctic Council and the Arctic Circle

Canada took over the rotating chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2013 for the first time since its inauguration in 1998. The Council, however, could hardly be described as the same forum that it was in the ’90s. 390 more words