Strategic cooperation in the Arctic is an important issue for U.S.-Canada relations. The region is a vital source of natural ocean resources and global transportation, one that is often contentious for the complicated international interests in its strategic potential. Managing these contentious issues is the subject of a new, excellent report by the Center of Strategic and International Studies, A New Security Architecture for the Arctic.
The National Strategy Forum Review published an issue dedicated to the U.S.-Canada relationship in the Summer of 2010. The publication covers a number of U.S.-Canada security issues, but two articles in particular addressed the Arctic. To read this issue, visit Canada: The Other Special Relationship.