Diplomacy on ice: U.S.-Russian relations are a factor in the Arctic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 5, 2015 12:00 AM
By the Editorial Board
A meeting of the Arctic Council in Canada’s far north last month underlined the growing importance of the region as climate change proceeds and the necessity of U.S.-Russian cooperation in determining its future.
The Arctic Council, founded in 1996, includes Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States and six indigenous Arctic groups. It meets every two years and the chairmanship rotates among the members.