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“Once again, the Arctic Council survived a major political problem,” said John Higginbotham, a senior fellow at Carleton University and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. “The problem, this time, was around how would the anti-multilateral, anti-climate change position of the Trump administration affect their positions in the Arctic Council.”

“It’s kind of a success for the rest of the members of the Arctic Council to have again shaped the U.S. position in a more favourable way towards the Paris accords and climate change. But I wouldn’t expect it will be reflected in any change of the U.S.’s domestic policies,” he...

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