Welcome to the Indian Strategic Studies Forum (ISSF) - we are a New Delhi based think tank dedicated to analyzing geopolitical and Indian foreign policy issues.
With a global reach and a network of esteemed writers spanning across 35 plus countries, ISSF strives to provide valuable insights and foster critical discussions on matters of strategic importance.
At ISSF, we envision a world where informed and thoughtful analysis shapes strategic decision-making, leading to sustainable peace, prosperity, and cooperation among nations.
We believe in the power of knowledge, dialogue, and collaboration to navigate the complexities of an ever-changing global landscape.
Our mission is to facilitate rigorous research, facilitate constructive dialogues, and promote informed debates on issues pertaining to international relations, security, and diplomacy.
By engaging with policymakers, diplomats, scholars, and the wider public, ISSF aims to contribute significantly to the formulation of sound foreign policies, both for India and the international community.
Our Global Reach:
ISSF boasts a diverse team of writers, experts, and analysts hailing from over 35 countries. This multi-cultural approach enriches our perspectives and allows us to delve into nuanced regional and global dynamics.
Through this rich tapestry of ideas, we foster a better understanding of complex geopolitical issues, contributing to a more interconnected and inclusive world.
Our Dialogues with High-Level Dignitaries:
Over the years, ISSF has hosted numerous high-level dialogues, bringing together eminent dignitaries, policymakers, and thought leaders from around the world.
These dialogues serve as platforms to exchange ideas, seek common ground, and explore collaborative solutions to global challenges. We pride ourselves on providing a neutral and unbiased space for meaningful conversations that transcend political barriers.
Flagship Global Soft Power Index:
ISSF is renowned for its flagship Global Soft Power Index, a pioneering initiative that assesses and measures the soft power capabilities of nations worldwide.
Widely quoted in intellectual circles, this index has become a benchmark for understanding a country's ability to influence through culture, diplomacy, education, and more.
By shedding light on the intangible aspects of power, the Global Soft Power Index complements traditional measures of strength and serves as an essential tool for shaping foreign policy.
At ISSF, we believe that real change comes through collaboration and partnerships. We actively seek opportunities to work with like-minded institutions, organizations, and individuals who share our vision for a more peaceful and prosperous world.
By pooling our collective expertise, we aim to forge strong alliances that can address global challenges in a comprehensive and effective manner.
Join Us in Our Mission:
Whether you are a policy enthusiast, a scholar, a diplomat, or an engaged citizen, ISSF welcomes you to be a part of our vibrant community. Explore our research publications, engage in our dialogues, and contribute your insights to the ongoing discourse. Together, we can build a world that thrives on knowledge, cooperation, and understanding.
Thank you for visiting ISSF, and we look forward to embarking on this transformative journey with you.