The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) was established in 2007 as an autonomous school within the Nanyang Technological University. Known earlier as the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies when it was established in 1996, RSIS’ mission is to be a leading research and graduate teaching institution in strategic and international affairs in the Asia Pacific. Its three core functions are research, graduate teaching and networking activities in the Asia Pacific region. It produces cutting-edge security-related research in Asia Pacific security, conflict and non-traditional security, international political economy, and country and area studies.
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