The Council on Geostrategy is an independent non-profit organisation situated in the heart of Westminster. We focus on an international environment increasingly defined by geopolitical competition and the environmental crisis.
Founded in 2021 as a Company Limited by Guarantee, we aim to shape British strategic ambition in a way that empowers the United Kingdom to succeed and prosper in the twenty-first century. We also look beyond Britain’s national borders, with a broad focus on free and open nations in the Euro-Atlantic, the Indo-Pacific, and Polar regions.
Our vision is a united, strong and green Britain, which works with other free and open nations to compete geopolitically and lead the world in overcoming the environmental crisis – for a more secure and prosperous future.
The United Kingdom played a vital role in the Enlightenment, pioneered the Industrial Revolution, and nurtured many of the geopolitical foundations of the modern world. Our country is at its best when it is bold and confident.
However, over the past decade, Britain has turned inward. We have not done enough to confront the revisionist impulses of large authoritarian powers, which now menace the international order. And we have failed to sufficiently tame the environmental crisis, which now threatens to undermine our way of life.
For these reasons, the Council on Geostrategy has mobilised to strengthen Britain and re-assert our leadership in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world.
We promote robust new ideas to enhance our country’s unity and resilience, bolster our industrial and technological base, and boost our discursive, diplomatic and military power – especially our naval reach.
We advocate realistic geostrategies – in the Euro-Atlantic, the Indo-Pacific, and the Polar regions – to uphold a free and open international order, in league with our allies and partners.
And by exploring the causes and consequences of environmental degradation, we provide responsible new solutions to render our economy more prosperous and sustainable and spread green technologies around the world.
The Council, a non-profit organisation, pursues its mission through a rigorous, independent and policy-driven research and events programme. We engage with parliamentarians in Westminster; officials in Whitehall; foreign diplomats and policymakers; and businesses, the press, experts, and the general public – both nationally and internationally.
We welcome those who support our mission, as well as those who wish to find out more about it.
– London, 2nd March 2021
Funding and Intellectual Freedom
Our funding and research activities are governed by our Statement on Intellectual Freedom.
In July 2021, the Council on Geostrategy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AthenaLab, a Chilean think tank focused on defence and security.
The Council on Geostrategy is an independent non-profit organisation. We accept general and project-based funding from institutions, companies and individuals who share our mission and accept our intellectual independence.