This article originally appeared in The Circle 01.15.
The table below compares the US plans for its chairmanship, as laid out in a presentation at the Senior Arctic Officials Meeting in Yellowknife, October 2014, with Canada’s programme as laid out in a brochure from October 2013. This is not a direct comparison of national priorities. Canada’s agenda was laid out after it had been negotiated with the other Arctic states and Permanent Participants. The US programme has yet to go through that negotiating process.