International Relations Resources

Think Tanks and Research Institutes

Russia
1 Russian International Affairs Council
RIAC is a link between the state, expert community, business and civil society in an effort to find foreign policy solutions.
2 Institute of World Economy and International Relations The mission of the Institute is the elaboration of a reliable analytical basis about modern trends in international relations and world economy for political decision-making bodies.
3 Institute of US and Canada ISKRAN is a center providing recommendations in the matters of home, foreign and military policy of the US and special attention at the Institute is given to the analysis of US foreign policy, political aspects of Russian-American relations.
4 Institute of Europe The Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IE RAS) is a center providing scientific understanding and explanation of the dramatic changes in Europe and their prospects, the Institute works on economic, political, social and security issues
5 Institute of Oriental Studies The Institute of Oriental Studies is a center providing recommendations in the matters of home, foreign and military policy of the North African, the Middle East and the Far East regions and studies the history of these regions.
6 Institute for African Studies The mission of the Institute for African Studies is to elaborate scientific researches about African states and their role in the modern system of international relations.
7 Institute for Latin American Studies The mission of the institute for Latin American Studies is to elaborate scientific researches about Latin American states and their role in the modern system of international relations.
8 Higher School of Economics The National Research University "Higher School of Economics" specializes in economics, social sciences, mathematics, and computer science.
9 Institute for Asian and African Studies The mission of the Institute for Asian and African Studies is to conduct research about Asian and African states and their role in the modern system of international relations.
10 Russian Institute for Strategic Studies The mission of Russian Institute for Strategic Studies is to research Russian and world trends in politics and economy.
11 Center for Strategic Research The mission of the Center for Strategic Research is to facilitate the successful progress of the country by the use of expert and normative legal support for economic and social reforms.
12 Centre for Economic and Financial Research CEFIR’s mission is to improve Russia’s economic and social policies by producing cutting-edge academic research and policy analysis; in other words, CEFIR makes it possible for both policymakers and the public to make informed choices. CEFIR researchers use advanced methods of economic analysis to contribute to Russia’s economic and social policy by informing policymakers and the public about the costs and benefits of specific policy actions.
13 Council on Foreign and Defense Politics The mission of Council on Foreign and Defense Politics is to analyze Russian foreign policy, problems and challenges that Russia face on global arena.
14 Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies The Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) is a leading Russian defense industry and arms trade think tank.
15 Valdai Discussion Club The Club’s mission is to foster a global dialogue about Russia and to provide an independent, unbiased, scholarly analysis of political, economic and social processes in Russia and the world.
16 Institute of Contemporary Developmen The Institute of Contemporary Development initiates expert panels and conferences, conducts high-quality, independent research and represents a forum for transparent and democratic exchange of ideas and views.
17 Carnegie Moscow Center Specialists at the Carnegie Moscow Center produce expert research and nonpartisan analysis and pursues a mission to embody and promote the concepts of disinterested social science research, to provide a free and open forum for the discussion and debate of critical national, regional and global issues.
Europe
1 International Institute for Strategic Studies
The IISS focuses on nuclear deterrence and arms control, it is also renowned for its annual Military Balance assessment of countries' armed forces and for its high-powered security summits, including the Shangri-La Dialogue.
2 Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik The Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs - SWP) has provided analysis on foreign policy issues not only to the Bundestag and the German Federal Government, but also to economic actors and the general public.
3 Chatham House Chatham House, home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all. The institute engages governments, the private sector, civil society and its members in open debates and confidential discussions about significant developments in international affairs.
4 Centre for European Policy Studies The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think tanks operating in the European Union today. CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, but its most distinguishing feature lies in its strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.
5 Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ The Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ is the leading Dutch think tank and diplomatic academy on international affairs. The institute provides public and private sector organisations with in-depth analysis of global developments in the fields of economic diplomacy, international security and conflict management. Clingendael specifically focuses on the position and the role of the Netherlands.
6 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
7 Institut Français des Relations Internationales IFRI is the principal institution for independent research and debate in France that is dedicated to the analysis of international questions and global governance.
8 Munich Security Conference Over the past decades the Munich Security Conference has become the major security policy conference worldwide. Each year it brings together senior figures from around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.
9 European Leadership Network The European Leadership Network (ELN) works to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons. The ELN carries out its work by producing and disseminating independent research and analysis, and by providing an independent platform for international dialogue and debate with a strong focus on workable and credible policy solutions.
10 The Foreign Policy Centre The Foreign Policy Centre is a UK-based, independent, progressive foreign affairs think tank. Through events, publications and analysis, the Centre aims to develop policy ideas and inclusive partnerships that promote a fairer world.
11 Salzburg Global Seminar The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development, and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society.
12 La Chambre de commerce et d’industrie franco-russe The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR) is an independent lobbying body that represents and promotes the economic interests of its Franco-Russian member companies. The CCIFR has been operating in Moscow since 1997, when the Le Club France was created.
13 Polish Institute of International Affairs The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) is a leading and independent think-tank that conducts original, policy-focused research. PISM provides advice to all branches of government and contributes to wider debates on international relations in Europe and beyond.
14 Dutch Futre Society The Dutch Futre Society has been established for and by futurists, trend watchers, strategy experts and others who have professional interest in the future.
15 Gapminder Gapminder is a Swedish non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
16 Italian Institute for International Political Studies Founded in 1934, ISPI is one of the oldest and most prestigious international relations institutes in Italy, with its headquarters in Palazzo Clerici, Milan. The Institute’s activities branch out in four major directions: research (divided into Programs and Projects on specific geo-political areas or transversal themes), publications, career training and organization of events.
17 ISIS Europe ISIS Europe is a not for profit Brussels-based independent and neutral research and advisory organisation working on aspects of security, defence and peace policies of the EU and NATO. ISIS Europe facilitates parliamentary and inter-institutional dialogue with all stakeholders and provides policy input to strengthen common approaches to conflict prevention, crisis management, peace building, arms control and disarmament.
18 Mediterranean Affairs Mediterranean Affairs is a project aiming to provide analysis that cover the Mediterranean area. By carrying out extensive researches, the staff studies various issues of international policy focused on defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges such as economic integration.
19 Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen The Centre for Military Studies is a university research centre focusing on policy-relevant research and research-based information and innovation that identify options for Denmark’s defence and security policy in a globalised world.
20 The Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre NOREF supports the development of competence and resources in Norwegian and United Nations peacebuilding efforts in the fields of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict rehabilitation, as well as Norway's role as a mediator and humanitarian actor in conflict-affected areas.
America
1 Peterson Institute for International Economics
The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy.
2 RAND Corporation RAND Corporation focuses on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more.
3 International Crisis Group The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
4 Stratfor Global Intelligence Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments.
5 Booz&Co Booz & Company is a leading global management consulting firm focused on serving and shaping the senior agenda of the world’s leading institutions.
6 Council for Foreign Relations The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is committed to reaching out to different constituencies so that they better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments.
7 G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto The mission of G8 research group is to serve as the world’s leading independent source of information, analysis, and research on the institutions, issues and members of the G8 Summit.
8 Brookings Institution The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and to provide innovative, practical recommendations that strengthen American democracy,foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.
9 Center for Strategic and International Studies The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has developed practical solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. CSIS scholars continue to provide strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to help decisionmakers chart a course toward a better world.
10 Atlantic Council The Council has been a preeminent, non partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security.
11 Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
12 Center for Transatlantic Relations The SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations is a non-profit research center that engages opinion leaders on contemporary challenges facing Europe and North America. The goal of the Center is to strengthen and reorient transatlantic relations to the dynamics of a globalizing world.
13 Mexican Council on Foreign Relations The Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) is the first pluralistic and multidisciplinary forum advocated to analyze and debate Mexico’s role in the international politics, as well as the influence of those events on the national scene.The Council is a civil and non-profit association independent from the government, and financed exclusively by membership fees and corporate support.
14 Nuclear Threat Initiative The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a mission to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and to work to build the trust, transparency, and security that are preconditions to the ultimate fulfillment of the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s goals and ambitions.
15 The Heritage Foundation The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
16 Global Policy Forum Global Policy Forum is an independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policymaking. GPF uses a holistic approach, linking peace and security with economic justice and human development.
17 American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research AEI is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare. AEI's purpose is to serve leaders and the public through research and education on the most important issues of the day.
18 EastWest Institutee The EastWest Institute seeks to make the world a safer place by addressing the seemingly intractable problems that threaten regional and global stability. Founded in 1980, EWI is an international, non-partisan organization with offices in New York, Brussels, Moscow and Washington. EWI’s track record has made it a global go-to place for building trust, influencing policies and delivering solutions.
Central and South Asia
1 Indian Council of World Affairs
The Indian Council of World Affairs was established in 1943 by a group of Indian intellectuals as a think tank. It was registered as a non-official, non-political and non-profit organisation. By an Act of Parliament in 2001, the Indian Council of World Affairs has been declared an institution of national importance. The Vice President of India is the ex-officio President of ICWA.
2 Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies The KazISS offers fundamental research and on the issues of strategic nature concerning international and domestic affairs as well as social and economic development of Kazakhstan. The KazISS is aimed at carrying out predictive research and analysis for country's leadership.
3 Institute of Peace and Diplomacy Institute of Peace and Diplomacy (IPD, Pakistan) is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit think tank that aims to provide strength to global peace through dialogue and diplomacy by sharing knowledge, research, analysis and policy development in the areas of, peace-diplomacy, peace-building, conflict resolution, conflict transformation and conflict management.
4 Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs AIDIA is a research, consultation as well as study based organization in the field of diplomacy and international relations. It was established on March 09, 2014 headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal. Its Council of Administration is composed of academicians, diplomats and bureaucrats.
5 Eurasian Foundation The “Eurasian Foundation” (Delhi, India) is a non-profit, non-partisan, public research institute, established in the year 2005, as an autonomous organization, it undertakes to conduct comprehensive research work on a broad range of issues, pertaining to the international studies. The long-term vision of the Foundation is to establish close ties between the Eurasian countries, with India at the centre of interaction and cooperation.
Asia-Pacific
1 China Institutes of International Studies
China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) is the think tank of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It conducts research and analysis on a wide range of foreign policy issues.
2 Australian Strategic Policy Institute
ASPI is an independent, non-partisan policy institute. It has been set up by the government to provide fresh ideas on Australia's defence and strategic policy choices.
3 Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
Today, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam has become a prestigious institution of international relations, a leading institution for research and advice on foreign policy and a unique institution for training foreign affairs officials from central to local levels.
4 Singapore Institute of International Affairs
The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is an independent organization dedicated to the research, analysis and discussion of regional and international issues. Singapore’s oldest think tank aim to make Singapore a more cosmopolitan and global society through research, policy work and public education on international affairs.

 Media Resources

Russia
1 globalaffairs.ru
Russia in Global Affairs
2 interaffairs.ru International Affairs
3 rbth.ru Russia Beyond The Headlines
4 russia-direct.org Russia Direct
America
1 foreignaffairs.com Foreign Affairs
2 foreignpolicy.com Foreign Policy
3 iht.com International Herald Tribune
4 csis.org/twq The Washington Quaterly
5 apsanet.org American Political Science Review
6 unasuroutlook.org UNASUR Outlook
7 perspectives.carnegie.org/us-russia/ Carnegie Forum: Rebuilding U.S.-Russia Relations
Europe
1 project-syndicate.org Project Syndicate
2 cbrne-terrorism-newsletter.com CBRNE-Terrorism Newsletter
3 globaleducation
magazine.com
Global Education Magazine
4 other-news.info Other News
5 securityobserver.org International Security Observer
6 www.ingepo.ro INGEPO Consulting
7 moderndiplomacy.eu Modern Diplomacy
Asia-Pacific
1 4thmedia.org 4th Media
Central and South Asia
1 thediplomaticinsight.com The Diplomatic Insight
2 www.dsalert.org Defence and Security Alert
Blogs
1 whiteoliphaunt.com/
duckofminerva
The Duck of Minerva
2 blogs.reuters.com/global Global News Journal
3 blog.foreignpolicy.com PASSPORT
4 russiancouncil.ru/en/blogs/ RIAC Blogs
5 globalvoicesonline.org Global Voices
6 www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange Free exchange
7 blogs.ft.com/the-world The World