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Canada-Russia Relations in the Arctic: Conflictual Rhetoric, Cooperative Realities

December-5-2014

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Summary

Chapter originally published in International Law and Politics of the Arctic Ocean

Excerpt from "Canada-Russia Relations in the Arctic:  Conflictual Rhetoric, Cooperative Realities", by Jonathan R. Edge and David L. VanderZwaag:

The media often present a grim portrait of cooperation in the Arctic.  Major news outlets have been quick to capitalize on antagonistic political rhetoric in an attempt to fuel public perception of an ongoing conflict in the region. Headlines have characterized emerging events as being part of a race or battle for regional supremacy - one with high stakes, resulting in distinct winners and losers. This portrayal is inaccurate and misleading.

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