Centre for Strategic and International Studies

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The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is in charge of communicating project results through the organization of events for targeted audiences to be held in both Europe and Southeast Asia (workshops, public lectures, briefing sessions, policy forums and conferences) as well as scientific publications, press coverage, documentary films and policy briefs. In addition to producing innovative research on Southeast Asia, CRISEA aims at improving the dialogue initiated in the EFEO’s FP7 projects IDEAS and SEATIDE between social scientists and policymakers.

CSIS is an independent, non-profit organisation focusing on policy-oriented studies on domestic and international issues. It was established in 1971.  Our mission is to contribute to improved policy making through policy-oriented research, dialogue, and public debate.  CSIS research and studies are channeled in various forms as independent input to government, universities and research institutions, civil society organizations, media, and business.

Scope of Research
CSIS undertakes research in economics, politics and social change, and international relations, with topics selected on the basis of their relevance to public policy. Inter-disciplinary studies are encouraged. In the area of foreign policy, CSIS research is complemented and strengthened by its relations with an extensive network of research, academic, and other organizations worldwide.

Regional Partnerships 
In the wider Asia-Pacific region, CSIS is actively involved with regional and international networks of Track-Two institutions and think-tanks that interact with intergovernmental activities. This includes hosting the Indonesian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC) for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), the Indonesian Member Committee for the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP), and the Secretariat for the ASEAN ISIS. CSIS is also a founding institute of the Council for Asia Europe Cooperation (CAEC). Through its active participation in Track-Two activities, CSIS takes part in efforts to promote regional cooperation (ASEAN, Asia Pacific) and intra-regional cooperation (ASEM).

Public Education 
CSIS has a longstanding commitment to public education through a variety of avenues, including an intensive seminar program, lectures and conferences, and a bookstore. The CSIS library is regarded as one of the best in Indonesia, and an outstanding resource for students, government and diplomatic personnel, the business community, and members of the public.