Axworthy: Arctic Council could have NATO-like partnership program

Former foreign minister, who played integral role in developing the council, urges trust-building.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Former foreign minister Lloyd Axworthy.
Sneh Duggal
Published: Wednesday, 10/03/2012 12:00 am EDT

While observers remain split over whether the Arctic Council should let new observers in, one prominent voice is calling for a third way: design a program like NATO’s Partnership for Peace that lets interested states build trust with Arctic nations.

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