An Obama-Trudeau Agreement Conceding Canada's Claim to the Waters of the Northwest Passage? Not Likely
7 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2016 Last revised: 5 Jun 2016
Date Written: March 18, 2016
A recent op-ed advocates that President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau enter into a bilateral treaty declaring the waters of the "Northwest Passage" across the Arctic waters of North America as "internal waters" of Canada, in order to prevent Russia from sailing warships through the waters. This article demonstrates why the United States is unlikely to agree to such a concession to Canada.
Keywords: Nortwest Passage, Law of the Sea, Obama, Trudeau, Arctic, Internal Waters
JEL Classification: K33, L91, N40, N70
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