Global warming has had a dramatic impact on the Arctic
environment, including the ice melt that has opened previously
ice-covered waterways. State and non-state actors who look to the
region and its resources with varied agendas have started to pay
attention. Do new geopolitical dynamics point to a competitive and
inherently conflictual "race for resources"? Or will the Arctic
become a region governed by mutual benefit, international law, and
the achievement of a widening array of cooperative arrangements
among interested states and Indigenous peoples?
As an Arctic nation Canada is not immune to the consequences of
these transformations. In "Canada and the Changing Arctic:
Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship," the authors, all leading
commentators on Arctic affairs, grapple with fundamental questions
about how Canada should craft a responsible and effective Northern
strategy. They outline diverse paths to achieving sovereignty,
security, and stewardship in Canada's Arctic and in the broader
The changing Arctic region presents Canadians with daunting
challenges and tremendous opportunities. This book will inspire
continued debate on what Canada must do to protect its interests,
project its values, and play a leadership role in the
Forewords by Senator Hugh Segal and former Minister of Foreign
Affairs and of National Defence Bill Graham.
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