About Think Tanks: The Mission and Impact of the World's Leading Think Tanks

Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)





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The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) is an independent think tank serving as a resource for government officials, business executives, journalists, civil servants, students and the all wishing to better understand international issues. Founded in Milan in 1934, ISPI approach international affairs in a sound pragmatic manner, monitoring geopolitical areas as well as major global trends. Comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis is ensured by close collaboration with specialists, academic and non-academic, in political, economic, legal, historical and strategic studies and an ever-growing network of think tanks, research centers and universities in Europe and abroad.

The Institute’s activities branch out in four major directions:

  • producing reports with original research and policy prescriptions on central international topics;
  • providing up-to-date information and insights on world events and Italy/Europe’s perspectives through its website and online publications;
  • convening meetings at its headquarters in Milan, as well as in Rome and other cities, where policymakers, business leaders, and high-level thinkers join ISPI’s experts to discuss major international issues;
  • raining the future generations of Italian diplomats and professionals of governmental and non-governmental international organizations.


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