Centre for Strategic Studies
The Centre for Strategic Studies is the New Zealand anchor for research and public dialogue on strategic and security issues.
The Centre for Strategic Studies is proud to announce that it has been ranked second amongst Top Think Tanks in Southeast Asia, Australasia and the Pacific in the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, produced by the University of Pennsylvania. CSS also maintains its ranking as 39th worldwide in university-affiliated think tanks. More than 6,000 think tanks are listed in the index and thousands of international scholars, policymakers, journalists, government officials, donors and think tank executives provide peer and expert review to the rankings.The Report highlights the important role that think tanks play in governments and civil societies around the world.
The Centre has three main streams of activity:
- the research programme, the fruits of which are included in the Centre publications on this site
- the professional development programme for government stakeholders
- maintenance and development of international relationships, especially through the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific for which the Centre is the New Zealand focal point.