Arctic Sovereignty Media Articles

This page is dedicated to recent, informative media coverage of Arctic sovereignty issues. The page was initially prepared by the course instructors and now maintained and updated by the 2009 Arctic Sovereignty Research Team. The articles are organized in reverse chronological order.

01/09 – "Safeguarding Arctic resources - Despite Greenland's recent vote for greater self-rule, the EU has an important role to play in preserving the Arctic," by Roderick KefferpŁtz and Claude Weinber, European Voice.com, 8 January 2009.
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/imported/safeguarding-arctic-resources/63567.aspx

12/08 - "Santa can call Canada ho-ho home," by Luke Simcoe, The Montrťal Gazette, 23 December 2008. http://www.montrealgazette.com/Canuck+Claus/1106581/story.html

12/08 - "While Canada focuses on military in North, EU could 'steal' Arctic agenda: Experts," The Record.com, 24 December 2008. http://news.therecord.com/article/463306

11/08 - "Securing the Northwest Passage Essential," by Jeff Davis, Embassy Policy Briefings, 6 November 2008. http://www.embassymag.ca/page/view/securing_northwest_passage-11-6-2008

10/08 - "The Need to Be Cold: Polar bear politics, Arctic heat and Inuit survival," Canadian Geographic, October 2008. http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/oct08/

09/08 - Polar war could break out in 12 years over scramble for oil and gas, British think-tank warns," by Barry Wigmore, MailOnline, 25 September 2008.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1061216/Polar-war-break-12-years-scramble-oil-gas-British-think-tank-warns.html

09/08 - "Medvedev: Arctic resources are the key to Russia's future," by Seattle Times news services, 18 September 2008. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008187217_russia18.html

06/08 - "Treaty on Ice," by John B. Bellinger, New York Times, 23 June 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/opinion/23bellinger.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=treaty%20on%20ice&st=cse

05/08 - "The Arctic Oil Rush," by Alex Shoumatoff, Vanity Fair, May 2008. http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/05/arctic_oil200805

11/07 - "The Coming Conflict in the Arctic - Russia and the United States to Square Off Over Energy Arctic Reserves," by Vladimir Frolov, Russia Profile.org, 10 July 2007.
http://www.russiaprofile.org/page.php?pageid=International&articleid=a1184076124

10/07 - "Arctic Cold War - Canada," Journeyman Pictures, 18 October 2007 (17:41 minutes).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8S4RN3RUjE

10/07 - TV news report about the first Russian ship to use the Arctic Bridge to sail into Churchill, Manitoba, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 18 October 2007 (3:01 minutes).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBXpFRn7whY&feature=related

08/07 – "Mary Simon, Question Period Interview," CTV, 29 August 2009 (7:39 minutes).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtu-oZ2ZCtg

08/07 - "Russia Profile Weekly Experts Panel: The Conflict over Arctic Resources," introduced by Vladimir Frolov, Russia Profile.org, 10 August 2007.
http://www.russiaprofile.org/page.php?pageid=Experts%27+Panel&articleid=a1229699260

03/07 - "Technology, climate change spark race to claim Arctic resources," by Doug Mellgren, Associated Press, 24 May 2007. http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/2007-03-24-arcticbonanza_N.htm

01/06 - "The Need to Defend our Northwest Passage," by Michael Byers, TheTyee.ca. http://thetyee.ca/Views/2006/01/30/DefendNorthwestPassage/

Last updated - January 2009