Arctic Security Forces Roundtable (ASFR)

Arctic Security Forces Roundtable (ASFR) was established in 2010 by Norway and the United States. It is a flag-level, military-to-military forum designed to promote regional understanding and enhance multilateral security cooperation with the Arctic region. The 11 participating nations are Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. ASFR is the only military forum to discuss hard security, military capabilities and security architecture within the Arctic region. The goals and objectives for the May 2022 roundtable are to reach consensus on strategic messaging, improve domain awareness and information sharing, and to improve the coordination of future exercises.