The project will first, describe and analyze the significant geopolitical change that has happened in the Arctic region during the last 25 years; second, analyze the Arctic strategies / policies of, and national interests in the Arctic region by Russia and other Arctic states, as well as their policies and activities within major regional council, the AC and BEAC; and third, discuss on the Russian state policy in the Arctic and its perspectives, now and in the near future. The project also gives recommendations on how the Russian Arctic policy should look like in the coming years.

In the framework of the project, the team should deliver at least five short analytical notes to be published on the website of the Valdai Club, at least three scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and the final analytical report. More information about the project, please contact with Gleb Yarovoy (e-mail:

About the Valdai Club
The Valdai International Discussion Club is a gathering of leading Russian and international experts in the history, politics, economics and international relations. The Club’s mission is to foster a global dialogue about Russia and to provide an independent, unbiased, scholarly analysis of political, economic and social processes in Russia (and the world).
The Club was established in 2004 by the Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti and the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, in association with Russia Profile and Russia in Global Affairs magazines and The Moscow News newspaper, the Club was named after the location of its first meeting – the city of Novgorod the Great near Lake Valdai.
Valdai Club holds an Annual Conference as well as other international gatherings, supports different types of publications, and issues a so-called Russia Development Index (Valdai Index). More information is available online at