Tag Archives: Arctic sovereignty

Telegraph: Russia nervous about China’s Arctic ambitions

Russia will increase naval patrols in the Arctic Ocean to defend its interests against nations such as China seeking a share of the area’s mineral wealth, the navy commander was quoted as saying on Monday. The entire story here: Russian … Continue reading

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A big new history of Arctic sovereignty

Shelagh Grant talks to Macleans about her new book,  Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America, and she’s rather less than optimistic about the future: In the last three months, China — which claims to be building … Continue reading

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Useful actions, empty rhetoric

An acid-tinged piece in Maclean’s from Paul Wells, who says the Harper government’s activities in the Arctic are useful — but supported by vacuous rhetoric. This may be the best op-ed I’ve read on the issue. (Maclean’s first posted this … Continue reading

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Call me a cynic, but I love it when I see this kind of thing…

A press release from the Office of the Prime Minister, in which the word “Iqaluit” is mispelled everywhere, in English and French: Media Advisory Date: August 17, 2009 For immediate release PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER’S PUBLIC EVENTS OTTAWA – Public … Continue reading

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The Toronto Star discovers the “Arctic”

The Toronto Star, Canada’s most-read daily newspaper — it claims a Saturday circulation of 600,000 or so — nearly fooled me last weekend. In its Saturday, Aug. 1 edition, the Star brays and brags big-time about the launch of “a … Continue reading

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Mr. Mosher weighs in

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Worth reading

Good piece by Franklyn Griffiths in the Globe and Mail today. Added later: You might also want to read this article by Doug Saunders as a kind of companion piece.

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Clear thinking on Arctic sovereignty

As promised in the preceding post: Franklyn Griffith’s recent essay on Canadian Arctic sovereignty issues, published recently in Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and Prospects in Canada’s North. In, it he performs the work that one expects of a competent scholar: … Continue reading

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Good reading for northern policy geeks

Last weekend in Iqaluit, the Institute for  Research on Public Policy launched a fine new book: Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and Prospects in Canada’s North. You can buy it here, for $49.95. In it, you’ll find scholarly essays by people … Continue reading

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