Co-operation, pragmatic engagement the path forward for Canada’s Arctic foreign policy
It is possible to co-operate with Russia on Arctic issues, which are critical for Canadian security, while also remaining vigilant about Moscow’s more adversarial geopolitical moves in Ukraine and elsewhere.
U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic. The Northwest Passage and the Northern Sea Route are the backbones of both Canadian and Russian respective Arctic policies. Notably, the U.S. has refused to recognize either Canada’s or Russia’s claims, writes Alexandra Slobodov.
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