Most of the Arctic, like most of the world, is commonly owned. With ownership comes the obligation to manage our resources for the benefit of the total. To do that, we must understand the reality, the richness, and the responsibility of the North.

– Governor Walter J. Hickel, Founder

Top of the World Telegraph Vol. 8 Issue 21

In this week's issue of the Top of the World Telegraph - Your Weekly Source for Arctic News!

  1. Mr. J.R. Hemsath, Senior Fellow of Energy at Institute of the North - discusses the necessity for diversity of opinions in the pursuit of schemes for sustainable development in the Arctic.
  2. Director Kurt Gibson, the Alaska Gas Pipeline Project Office - provides a firsthand report of Alaska’s natural gas projects and makes a compelling case for perseverance and optimism for the success of Alaska’s natural gas.
  3. Save the Date! Join the World Trade Center Alaska on May 30th for the 25th Annual Export Alaska Celebration Event featuring keynote presentation by the Honorable Senator Lisa Murkowski titled: America’s Arctic State – Alaska’s Role in Resources, Trade and Transportation.

Hot off the Wire - In this week’s issue:

Get the pulse for this week in the Arctic on issues such as, updates and political analysis from various U.S. Senators on U.N. Law of the Sea, testimony on the Coast Guard Acquisition Program from Vice Admiral John P. Currier Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, the latest on Keystone pipeline: why dispute remains unresolved, analysis on the safety and security of Arctic infrastructure from Russian Security Council expert Mikhail Grigoriev, and an overview on Rosneft’s three main projects in the Russian Arctic from new CEO Igor Sechin.

We ask you: In the age of the Arctic, is development a necessity towards ensuring the well being for peoples of the North?

In This Week’s Highlights:

  • Remain informed with updates and political analysis from various U.S. Senators and political operatives on U.S. ratification for U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty.
  • Learn about the effects of industrial growth and strategies to mitigate future maritime activities in the Arctic from a new report in the latest issue of Marine Policy.
  • Get a view into the safety and security of Russia’s Arctic infrastructure from Russian Security Council expert Mikhail Grigoriev.
  • Dr. Michael Byer’s argument over the possible consequences of heavy oil exports from Canada to China.
  • Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt recent speech, Arctic Challenges and the Future Perspectives of Arctic Cooperation.
  • The Korea Herald’s Shin Hyon-hee article on why South Korea is seeking a bigger role in the Arctic and its efforts to join the Arctic Council.

Check out Around the Arctic for feature news and coverage on the importance of the Jones Act, discover why the U.S. economic troubles may impact foreign affair, (John Ivision, National Post) the potential financial impacts to Prime Minister Harper’s Arctic sovereignty operations, NOAA’s challenges in collecting Arctic information, recent Harvard study points to Arctic rivers as source of toxic mercury, (Kerry de Kerckhove, iPolitics) the need for an informed review of Canada’s membership in international organizations, could volatile methane pockets spark more drilling disasters, How Denmark Sees Asia: An interview with Danish Ambassador H.E. Peter Taksoe-Jensen, why Scandinavian nations are among the top countries for R&D support – and much more!

Get an insiders view into the most current Arctic issues and matters from leading energy and policy experts from U.S. Senator John Kerry, U.S. TRANSCOME Commanding General William Fraser III, Ambassador James F. Collins, former TSA chief Kip Hawley, CDFA fellow Barry Cooper, and many more only in this week Top of the World Telegraph!

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