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The Melting Arctic Heats Up the Question of Who Governs the Northwest Passage

Philip Leech-Ngo
Board of Contributors
Aug 7, 2019 | 11:00 GMT
A project manager for the Arctic Research Foundation on April 9, 2015, walks past snowmobiles used by Canadian troops deployed to the territory of Nunavut to demonstrate Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic.

A project manager for the Arctic Research Foundation walks past snowmobiles used by Canadian troops employed to the territory of Nunavut. Canada uses polar patrols to demonstrate its sovereignty in the Arctic.

(PAUL WATSON/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

For decades the U.S. and Canada have agreed to disagree about sovereignty over the far-north shipping lane. But what was once largely abstract is now becoming a practical reality....

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