Strategic Survey 2022: The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics provides objective, in-depth analysis of the events that have shaped relations between major powers, region by region, over the past year, and highlights the pressing geopolitical and geo-economic challenges that will shape the international agenda in 2023. It features essays on global issues such as Russia’s war in Ukraine, the arms race in space and the deepening US–China rivalry, as well as in-depth analysis of the major themes shaping each continent. Specially commissioned maps and graphics illustrate major arguments, and multi-source data illuminates longer-term trends in power relations.

chapter Chapter 1|7 pages


chapter Chapter 2|5 pages

Key Events

July 2021–June 2022

chapter Chapter 3|12 pages

Strategic Prospects

chapter Chapter 4|43 pages

Strategic Policy

chapter Chapter 5|42 pages

North America

chapter Chapter 6|68 pages


chapter Chapter 7|46 pages


chapter Chapter 8|43 pages

Russia and Eurasia

chapter Chapter 9|43 pages

Middle East and North Africa

chapter Chapter 10|40 pages

Sub-Saharan Africa

chapter Chapter 11|34 pages

Latin America