A nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Arctic

The key to a peaceful future in the Arctic is innovative co-operation. One important step Canada could take right now would be to initiate and lead international discussions on a nuclear-weapon-free zone treaty in the Arctic, involving the circumpolar nations Canada, the United States, Denmark (Greenland), Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

US Navy: JOC Kevin Ellioth
Adele Buckley, Roméo Dallaire Erika Simpson, Mike Wallace
Published: Wednesday, 09/15/2010 12:00 am EDT

The key to a peaceful future in the Arctic is innovative co-operation. One important step Canada could take right now would be to initiate and lead international discussions on a nuclear-weapon-free zone treaty in the Arctic, involving the circumpolar nations Canada, the United States, Denmark (Greenland), Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

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