Arctic Strategic Initiative
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Marine Corps University
Quantico, Virginia


The Arctic is a region undergoing major changes, and those changes have local, regional, and global impacts. The Arctic has long been a theater of strategic competition. At the same time, the region is marked by decades of cooperation. The MCU Arctic Strategic Initiative (ASI) was established to create a network of relevant scholars and institutions, and facilitate student research in order to generate increased understanding of the nature and challenges of Arctic security for students and faculty at MCU, and to support the Marine Corps and its role in U.S. national security. 

Contact US

Joint Warfare Course Director
Colonel Brian W. Cole
(703) 432- 4543

Military Faculty Advisor
Lieutenant Colonel Joern Qviller, Norwegian Army
(540) 779- 3004

Assistant Professor of Military History, War Studies
Lon Strauss, Ph.D.
(703) 432- 5482


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