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Posted on on May 29th, 2017
by Pincas Jawetz (

Foreign ministers from the eight Arctic states – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States — will meet for the tenth Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft warned that “the Russians ‘have got all the pieces on the chess board’ while the United States has only a rook and pawn in play in the Arctic,” the U.S. Naval Institute reports.

Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs -Judith Garber – participated in the tenth Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, on May 11, 2017. We do not have info from what was discussed there under the 2017
US leadership of the Arctic Council.

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