March 11, 2008

Arctic Meltdown

Thanks to global warming, the Arctic icecap is rapidly melting, opening up access to massive natural resources and creating shipping shortcuts that could save billions of dollars a year. But there are currently no clear rules governing this economically and strategically vital region. Unless Washington leads the way toward a multilateral diplomatic solution, the Arctic could descend into armed conflict.

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http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20080301faessay87206/scott-g-borgerson/arctic-meltdown.html