Research Associate at RUSI
Matthew Willis is a Research Associate at RUSI where he focuses on the Arctic as a region of emerging strategic importance. His research involves historical, political and commercial trends in the Arctic, with a particular interest in the policies of the coastal states. Matthew's secondary focus is NATO's campaign in southern Afghanistan, especially the policy process behind Alliance-members' Stage 3 deployments and the campaign's subsequent development. In addition to his main research interests, Matthew has also worked on and managed RUSI projects in North Africa and the Middle East and works closely with the Institute's Qatar office. Matthew completed his Bachelor's degree at the University of Toronto, where his dissertation examined Canadian Arctic foreign policy in a historical perspective. He also studied at the Sorbonne and completed his Master's at the London School of Economics and Political Science.