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Empire Editorial: Our need for more icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

...don't convince us they are. This is a mistake that needs rectifying. The U.S. will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015. Sitting at the big chair at the table means little if our country limps when it comes to securing the resources...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-18/empire-editorial-our-need-more-icebre
Opinion
My Turn: Embrace challenges, rewards of being an Arctic nation

...2015, the United States will assume the chair of the Arctic Council, the intergovernmental forum among the eight nations...When the United States takes over as chair of the Arctic Council, I am hopeful that our agenda will include support...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-19/my-turn-embrace-challenges-rewards-be
Opinion
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...assume the chairmanship of the Arctic Council ? a voluntary inter-governmental...Department worked full-time on Arctic Council issues. The absence of specified funding for Arctic Council-related work is a serious impediment...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/ramp-us-alaskas-arctic-infrastructure
Opinion
Murkowski attending Arctic conference

...said America is an Arctic nation and must engage and show "thoughtful leadership" in the Arctic community as interest and activity in the region increases.The U.S. is in line to take over the chair of the Arctic Council next year.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-30/murkowski-attending-arctic-conference
State
Alaskan leading Arctic discussion

...chairmanship of the international Arctic Council next year."Hopefully we'll get a number of the meetings of the Arctic Council and the associated working groups...American representation to the Arctic Council ahead of the United States' chairmanship...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-16/alaskan-leading-arctic-discussion
State
U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska

...States is a permanent member of the Arctic Council, the leading international organization...granted observer status in the Arctic Council, five of which are Asian: the...motivations for joining the Arctic Council, wondering if this is just an...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/us-relationships-asia-pacific-region-
Opinion
State Department plans Arctic representative

...coordination of operational departments."With the U.S. set to take over the rotating chairmanship of the eight-nation Arctic Council in 2015, Kerry said he believed it was vital to elevate Arctic issues and interests within the State Department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/state-department-plans-arctic-represent
State
Legislative roundup: Feb. 2, 2014

...the Arctic, and that Alaska wants to be considered an important partner during our country's time as Chair of the Arctic Council," Herron said in a statement. "We want to be invited to the dance." Alaska's congressional delegation teams...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-02/legislative-roundup-feb-2-2014
State
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...under the UNCLOS the Arctic Ocean is a shipping commons in spite of its vast geographical distance from members of the Arctic Council (U.S., Canada, Iceland, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden). Law of the Sea and the Northwest...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-01/between-strait-and-sea-ottawas-northw
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Arctic issues are Alaska's issues

...them. In fact, we're also the only member of the Arctic Council who hasn't signed the treaty.The Law of the Sea...built upon.When Canada's term as chair of the Arctic Council ends in 2015, the U.S. will take the reigns through...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-05/arctic-issues-are-alaskas-issues
Opinion

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