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NBR Analysis (Dec 2012)

Northeast Asia Turns Its Attention to the Arctic

Linda Jakobson

Linda Jakobson, Director of the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, argues that the United States can both protect its interests in the Arctic and support permanent observer status for China, Japan, and South Korea. By backing their applications, Washington would give up little in the way of direct influence on Arctic matters, while benefiting from discussions with these countries to better understand their positions and intentions.

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Northeast Asia Turns Its Attention to the Arctic
Linda Jakobson

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