The New York Times > Opinion > Editorial: A Foreboding Thaw

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Maine wins bid to host 2016 Arctic conference | Mainebiz.biz

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NYTimes: China, Pursuing Strategic Interests, Builds Presence in Antarctica

China, Pursuing Strategic Interests, Builds Presence in Antarctica http://nyti.ms/1FJ9Oo2

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Looking for edge, Maine plunges into Arctic policy – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/30/looking-for-edge-maine-plunges-into-arctic-policy/

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International experts on Arctic warfare gather for first time at remote Alaska training site

http://www.ktoo.org/2015/02/19/international-experts-arctic-warfare-gather-first-time-remote-alaska-training-site/

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Could Maine become the nation’s second Arctic state? | Alaska Dispatch News

http://www.adn.com/article/20150331/could-maine-become-nations-second-arctic-state

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NYTimes: New Research May Solve Puzzle in Sea Level’s Rise

NYTimes: New Research May Solve Puzzle in Sea Level’s Rise
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Updates on Canadian Consul General Talks

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Some Recent Interesting Developments Related to the New North

1.  Approximately 115 Air National Guardsmen of the 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville, Fla. and the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine, participated in Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 2015 at the remote location of 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Details can be found in the following link:
http://www.fl.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123430267

2. Here’s a good encompassing article that was recently published by Tuft University’s Fletcher School – ADM (ret) James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe is quoted extensively:

http://fletcher.tufts.edu/News-and-Media/2014/10/22/Hotbed-in-the-Arctic

 3. On September 30, 2014 a conference was held in Washington DC to discuss the accomplishments to date of the Canadian Arctic Council Chairmanship, and to look forward to the major themes of the upcoming U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council starting in Spring 2015. There is a great PDF on this site that has the thematic summary.

http://csis.org/event/passing-arctic-council-torch

 

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Harper Government Launches First of Two Scientific Surveys to Complete Canada’s Arctic Continental Shelf Submission

http://www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2014/08/08c.aspx?lang=eng

 

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