Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
is the U.S. Army's institute for geostrategic and national security
research and analysis. SSI's primary function is to provide direct
analysis for Army and Department of Defense leadership, and serve as a
bridge to the wider strategic community.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
For four decades, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
has been dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights
on - and policy solutions to - current and emerging global issues. The
CSIS staff of 190 researchers and support staff focus primarily on
three subject areas. First, CSIS addresses the full spectrum of new
challenges to national and international security. Second, it maintains
resident experts on all of the world's major geographical regions.
Third, it is committed to helping to develop new methods of governance
for the global age; to this end, CSIS has programs on technology and
public policy, international trade and finance, and energy.
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
is a center for nonpartisan, advanced research, study and discourse
relating to the Federal Republic of Germany: its politics, economy,
culture, and society. Founded in 1983 AICGS has been a premier source
of research and analysis for the policymaking and policy-advising
communities in the public and private sectors. Drawing on an
international network of scholars and specialists, the Institute has
consistently generated in-depth, nonpartisan assessments of Germany's
policy choices and developments and their impact on the transatlantic
Affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University, AICGS provides a
comprehensive program of public forums, policy studies, research and
study groups designed to enrich the political, corporate and scholarly
constituencies it serves.
The Nixon Center
The specific goal of the Nixon Center
is to explore ways of enhancing American security and prosperity while
taking into account the legitimate perspectives of other nations. It is
the Center's objective to work on developing new guiding principles for
United States global engagement in a dramatically new international
environment, the principles which would combine hard-headed pragmatism
and fundamental American values. The Center is a non-partisan
institution and operates as a substantively and programmatically
independent division of The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
Foundation. The Center is funded through a combination of corporate and
individual donations in addition to foundation grants.
The Nixon Center has four main programs: National Security Studies,
Chinese Studies, U.S.-Russia Relations, and Regional Strategy (Middle
East, Caspian Basin, and South Asia). In addition to conducting
research into contemporary foreign policy issues, Center program
directors also organize an array of conferences, briefings, seminars,
lectures, and other events designed to advance U.S. foreign policy
debates on crucial political, economic, and security issues.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation
between nations and promoting active international engagement by the
United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated
to achieving practical results. Through research, publishing,
convening, and on occasion, creating new institutions and international
networks, Endowment associates shape fresh policy approaches. Their
interests span geographic regions and the relations among governments,
business, international organizations and civil society, focusing on
the economic, political, and technological forces driving global
change. Through its Carnegie Moscow Center, the Endowment helps develop
a tradition of public policy analysis in the states of the former
Soviet Union and improve relations between Russia and the United
States. The Endowment publishes Foreign Policy, one of the world's
leading magazines of international politics and economics which reaches
readers in more than 120 countries and several languages.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by
Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a
nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged
in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and
maintains a lively, neutral forum for free and informed dialogue. The
mission of the Center is to commemorate the ideals and concerns of
Woodrow Wilson by: providing a link between the world of ideas and the
world of policy; and fostering research, study, discussion, and
collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with
policy and scholarship in national and world affairs.
SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations
The SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations
engages international scholars and students directly with government
officials, journalists, business executives, and other opinion leaders
from both sides of the Atlantic on issues facing Europe and North
America. The goal of the Center is to strengthen and reorient
transatlantic relations to the dynamics of the globalizing world.
Center activities include seminars and lectures; media programs and
web-based activities; research projects and policy study groups.
The Center is an integral part of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS), one of America's leading graduate schools
devoted to the study of international relations.
Institute for International Economics
The Institute for International Economics
is a privat, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the
study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has
provided timely, objective analysis and concrete solutions to key
international economic problems.
The Institute attempts to anticipate emerging issues and to be ready
with practical ideas to inform and shape public debate. Its audience
includes government officials and legislators, business and labor
leaders, management and staff at international organizations,
university-based scholars and their students, other research
institutions and nongovernmental organizations, the media, and the
public at large. It addresses these groups both in the United States
and around the world.
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress. Its goals are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and democratic transformations and increase peacebuilding capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide. The Institute does this by empowering others with knowledge, skills and resources, as well as by its direct involvement in peacebuilding efforts around the globe.
Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies
The Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies
was approved by the Secretary of Defense in 2000 and formally launched in October of that year. The youngest of DoD’s Regional Centers, the NESA Center covers one of the most diverse and volatile areas of the world, stretching from the western end of North Africa to the Himalayas – “from Marrakech to Bangladesh.” Through academic seminars, the Center brings together military and civilian officials to discuss national security issues in a not-for-attribution setting.