Craig H. Allen, "Lead in the Far North" by Acceding to the Law of the Sea Convention, 5 Wash. J. Envtl. L. & Pol'y 1 (2015), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/79
Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy
The theme for the 2015 Arctic Encounter Symposium was “Charting a Path to U.S. Leadership in the Far North.” I would like to begin my comments regarding U.S. leadership by reminding the audience that the Arctic is primarily a maritime domain and the fundamental rule set for international relations in the Arctic’s maritime domain is the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS Convention), a convention to which the United States remains the most conspicuous non-party.