The Arctic Policies of Canada and the United States
Domestic Motives and International Context
This paper explores how the domestic motives for the Arctic policies of Canada and the US have an impact on their foreign policies and how their bilateral interaction shapes the wider context of Arctic relations. It describes the Arctic foreign policies of the two states with reference to three specific areas: security, governance and economic development. It then outlines the complex relationship between domestic politics and Arctic foreign policy in each country. It further discusses the effect of Canadian–US relations on their respective Arctic policies.
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