Who We Are

The Wallace Institute for Arctic Security is an advocacy group dedicated to ensuring a free and fair Arctic for future generations by advocating for peaceful resolutions to the many challenges facing the Arctic nations today. 

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Why, then, do we feel this strange attraction for these Polar Regions, a feeling so powerful and lasting, that when we return home, we forget the mental and physical hardships, and want nothing more than to return to them?

Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French scientist and doctor

What we do

We advocate for international cooperation and problem-solving in the Arctic by writing white-papers, meeting with elected and appointed government officials, write one-pagers, host roundtable discussions, and directly advocate for peaceful initiatives in government, public policy, and foreign affairs in the Arctic.

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Why we do it

The Arctic has existed as a secure and natural region of the world for centuries. However, it currently faces more challenges than ever before. The ice is melting, new shipping lanes are opening up, and global powers across the world are attempting to flex their military might in the Arctic. 

We believe that a course-correction is necessary to protect the Arctic, its unique culture and lifestyle, and the resources it provides for generations to come.