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 22

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In this week's issue of the Telegraph:

  • Shelgah D. Grant, author of the award winning book Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America, examines and makes a case for resources, capital, and political courage in the Arctic
  • Marcella Dent provides a synopsis and reflects on her experience at the Alaska Forum on the Environment’s annual Conference in regards to Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Arctic.

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In This Week’s Highlights features:

  • Read a joint letter of support for U.S. Ratification of U.N.’s Law of the Sea from former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, James Baker III, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.
  • Don’t miss the Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program’s latest report Canada as an Arctic Power: Preparing for the Canadian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2013-2015) and its accompanying paper The Arctic Council: It’s Place in the Future of Arctic Governance.
  • Be up-to-date on the Canadian Polar Commission’s recent opening of its new Northern office.
  • Learn of the lessons from drilling in the Arctic Ocean with an editorial from Mr. Roger T. Rufe, former Director of Operations and Planning at the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Get a detailed D.C. perspective into the frontier of Arctic Offshore Oil drilling with in-depth coverage from John M. Broder and Clifford Krauss's article in the New York Times.
  • Discover of the prospects for a “Trans-Arctic” Barge Canal from Mr. Harry Valentine.
  • Greg Trauthwein of Marine Link examines the question: Is the Arctic being an economic promise or environmental peril?

In Case You Missed It:

  • View and provide input on the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)’s Arctic Research Plan for FY2013-2017
  • Read a Report from Marine Engineering Digest National Council Chair John H. Moyes

Go Around the Arctic to learn how the National Science Foundation is partnering with U.S. and international agencies to foster research on sustainability in the Arctic, updates on Russia-U.S. Foreign Relations, find out how robotic jellyfish could change our oceans, discover in detail of how broadband impacts Alaska’s businesses and economy, updates on CryoStat’s mapping of the ocean floor, get the latest on the Black River’s recent $1bn economic assessment, read an exclusive editorial from Oil Investing News on the momentum of Arctic Oil Exploration, discover the energy potential of Canada’s Far North, learn about telecom investments in Northern Canada, hear from Forbes staffer Mr. Helman on why environmentalists should support exploration in the Arctic, watch Alaska leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities for renewable energy in Alaska, discover why sea ice could delay offshore Arctic drilling, and much more!

In this issue, get an insiders view with expert insights, analysis, and opinions into the most current and critical Arctic issues from leading subject experts such as: Shelagh D. Grant, Center for New American Security’s Lieutenant General David W. Barno USA (Ret.), Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bilt, Foreign Policy’s Steve LeVine, along other authorities and specialists.     

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