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Center for American Progress report shows holes in American thinking on Arctic.

Last week, the Center for American Progress released their recommendations as to how Secretary of State John Kerry should approach the chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015. 477 more words

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Does Larsen/Young Letter to WashPost show Congressional-Executive split in Arctic policy?

Earlier this month, Congressmen Don Young of Alaska and Rick Larsen of Washington state published an opinion piece in the Washington Post making the argument that the United States needs to move ahead on Arctic policy. 1,011 more words

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China in the Arctic

RTHK Radio 3, July 26, 2014

Since 2004, China has had a permanent land-based presence in the Arctic. It currently has multiple research stations in the region and deploys the largest non-nuclear ice breaker in the world. 132 more words

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Who should serve as chair of the Arctic Council for US in 2015?

With a little over a year left until the United States assumes the chair of the Arctic Council, who should be considered for the position? With Canada currently holding the chair of the Arctic Council, Leona Aglukkaq’s time in the position might not be seen as productive. 1,225 more words

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Sanctions on Russia: Helping or hindering the Arctic environment?

Many in the Arctic have vowed that tensions outside the region between Russia and the West would not affect circumpolar cooperation. After last week’s downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, however, the escalation of tension has threatened to spill northward, at least in the political realm. 1,042 more words

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ARCTIC: Ex-Coast Guard Chief Named U.S. Special Arctic Envoy

Getting Serious.

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Papp’s appointment Wednesday (July 16). Admiral Papp retired as commandant in May after 39 years in the Coast Guard. 223 more words

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