Canadian and U.S. Defense Planning Toward the Arctic

by Suzanne M. Holroyd

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Cooperation between the United States and Canada is necessary to ensure the security of the Arctic. That cooperation entails compromises by both nations: Canada must make concessions regarding its sovereignty over Arctic waters, and the United States must be willing to share technologies and costs. This paper argues for a joint monitoring mechanism that would play a crucial part in formulating and implementing Canadian-U.S. policy in the Arctic.

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