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ADVANCING THE BERING STRAIT TUNNEL PROJECT IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

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  • 발행기관
    한국평화연구학회 바로가기
  • 간행물
    평화학연구 바로가기
  • 통권
    Volume.12 Number.2 (2011.06)바로가기
  • 페이지
    pp.89-140
  • 저자
    Mark P. Barry
  • 언어
    영어(ENG)
  • URL
    https://www.earticle.net/Article/A149109

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This paper investigates potential avenues of encouraging the United States and Canada (federal and local governmentsas well as their business and NGO communities) to consider building in stages a Bering Strait tunnel, connecting Alaska and Russia. Given that a significant government-funded phase one feasibility study in 2007 found a supportive business case for an Alaska-Canada Rail Link(ACRL) that would connect existing Canadian rail lines in British Columbia with the Alaska Railroad, the author arguesthat, ideally, an ACRLought to be promoted as the first stage toward eventually building a Bering Strait crossing. Once anAlaska-Canada rail link werebuilt, it would possibly be easier for public or private sector consideration of extension of the North American rail link from Fairbanks, Alaska to the Nome vicinity (stage two), and ultimately, to construct a tunnel to connectto Russia (stage three). However, with the business climate in western Canada now dominated by Alberta’s increased crude oil production that seeks new markets, an eventual ACRL would have to secure funding through private investment, not public funding. Given present indifference to an ACRL in North America, although it might be problematic politically, it may be a viable option to invite Chinese private investment in an ACRL. Nonetheless, ACRL construction may have to wait until several smaller-scale transportation projects are built in Alaska that will help substantiate a business case for an ACRL. On the governmental level, the project needs to be promoted strategically as a means to strengthen U.S.-Russian relationsover the long-term, as well as to boost cultural ties between North America and Eurasia. A near-term recommendation is thata project office be established in Anchorageto educate and lobby Alaska’s executive and legislative branches, relevant state agencies,business and non-profit associations, Alaska native corporations, and local media for this project. It should build a base of awareness and support, including gathering a coalition of like-minded organizations and relevant state agencies. The author also recommends the Bering Strait project be cast in the broader framework of emergingU.S. policy for the Arctic region. Finally, another near-term recommendation is offered for portraying the BeingStrait project as a means to reconnect the indigenous peoples of Eurasia and the Americas.

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ABSTRACT
 NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY
 PROJECT RATIONALE
 AN ALASKACANADA RAIL LINK AS THE FIRST STAGE IN A BERING STRAIT CROSSING
 WHY AN ALASKACANADA RAIL LINK HAS RECEIVED LITTLE SUPPORT SINCE 2007
 CHINA’S SEARCH FOR NEW ENERGY SOURCES AND ITS POTENTIAL ROLE IN NORTH AMERICA
 THE RUSSIAN IMPACT ON THE U.S. AND CANADA
 ESTABLISHING AN INITIAL LOBBYING EFFORT IN NORTH AMERICA
 A BERING STRAIT CROSSING SERVING U.S. AND CANADIAN ARCTIC POLICY
 A CULTURAL AND PEACEBUILDING PROJECT FOR 2011
 CONCLUSION
 REFERENCES

저자

  • Mark P. Barry [ Summit Council for World Peace, USA ]

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발행기관

  • 발행기관명
    한국평화연구학회 [The Korean Association of Peace Studies]
  • 설립연도
    2003
  • 분야
    사회과학>정치외교학
  • 소개
    본회는 평화학의 이론과 실제를 연구하여 인류의 평화와 번영 및 한반도의 평화와 통일에 기여함을 목적으로 한다

간행물

  • 간행물명
    평화학연구 [THE JOURNAL OF PEACE STUDIES]
  • 간기
    격월간
  • ISSN
    1738-2580
  • 수록기간
    2004~2018
  • 등재여부
    KCI 등재
  • 십진분류
    KDC 361.1 DDC 303.66

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