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

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)





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The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) is a non-partisan, autonomous body dedicated to objective research and policy relevant studies on all aspects of defence and security. Its mission is to promote national and international security through the generation and dissemination of knowledge on defence and security-related issues. The core values that serve as IDSA’s guiding principles are:

  • Integrity and Honesty
  • Commitment
  • Professionalism
  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation and Creativity

IDSA has a well-qualified multi-disciplinary research faculty drawn from academia, defence forces and the civil services, representing a diversity of views. Research at the Institute is driven by a comprehensive agenda and by the need to provide impartial analyses and policy recommendations. IDSA’s journals, monographs, briefs, and books are the principal mediums through which these analyses and policy recommendations are disseminated. In addition, the news media also carry the views of IDSA experts in the form of op-eds, interviews and participation in debates.


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