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 a group of academics and experts who research and produce scholarship and analysis on strategic and security issues. In particular, we have a strong interest in:

  • Global security challenges
  • Strategic change in the Asia-Pacific region
  • New Zealand’s foreign, defence and security policies

Through media commentary, public events and outreach, the Centre seeks to contribute to an informed public discussion on New Zealand’s security interests, and regional and global security challenges. It provides a forum for academics and other experts to interact with government officials and leaders from New Zealand and around the world.  Each year the Centre hosts a distinguished international expert as the Sir Howard Kippenberger Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies.

In 2017, the Centre was ranked as the #2 best think tank in Southeast Asia, Australasia and the Pacific in the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Global Think Thank Rankings.