Institute for National Strategic Studies

  • DC


Fort Lesley J. McNair
United States

About Us

Established by the Secretary of Defense in 1984, INSS is comprised of five Centers, each with a unique focus on national security and strategic studies:

Center for Strategic Research analyzes global and regional security trends and frames national security policy and defense strategy options for senior decision-makers. Center for Complex Organizations conducts research, collects, analyzes and distributes lessons learned; compiles best practices, conducts conferences and publishes a quarterly journal. Center for Study of Chinese Military Affairs is a resource center for multidisciplinary research and analytic exchanges on the national goals and strategic posture of the People's Republic of China. Center for Technology and National Security Policy investigates the implications of technological innovation on US national security policy and military plans. Conflict Records Research Center facilitates the use of captured records to support research, both within and outside the government.