Geostrategy North provides analysis and facilitates convening on geostrategic questions affecting Northern Europe - the Nordic countries, Baltic States, UK, Ireland, North America, and the Arctic. It also serves to provide policy guidance on defense and security topics closely associated with the region, including resilience, hybrid warfare, and feminist foreign policy.

Geostrategy North seeks to

  • Provide groundbreaking research and policy insights into Russia’s future posture, and how Europe and North America will need to defend themselves against present and future threats.
  • Provide policy guidance on how the Arctic countries should cooperate, especially on security and defense issues.
  • Facilitate a better understanding of how U.S. defense priorities and strategy will affect the presence of U.S. resources in Europe in the long term.
  • Build greater understanding of European security issues across the United States.
  • Provide insights and policy guidance on how to address energy security challenges in Europe.

Program Staff


Russia-PRC Collaboration in the Arctic

The partnership between Russia and the PRC in the Arctic has significantly evolved since 2014 and reached unprecedented levels within the last year, in line with the two powers’ broader strategic relationship. A new series of papers from GMF experts investigate Russia’s and the PRC’s growing alignment in the Arctic in areas that have potential military and dual-use applications: space, science, and civil-military collaboration.

Projects and Initiatives