Raymond Arnaudo, an official with the U.S.
State Department, heads the U.S. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat, which is
preparing for the treaty's 2009 annual meeting. He headed
U.S. delegations to Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings from 1998 to
2005. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and
do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. State Department or the