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Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS) 2005f
Central PO Box 870 Ulaanbaatar , Mongolia
tel:976-1 32 8188 fax:976-1 32 4055

Organizational Status: Semi-governmental institute, founded in 1991.

General Description: ISS's major objectives are to (1) create opportunities for the formulation of rational, coherent foreign and defense policies that affect the maintenance of Mongolia's independence and security; (2) cooperate with other similar organizations and institutions both in Mongolia and overseas in promoting the study of peace and international security affairs; and (3) promote public awareness and understanding in individuals interested in strategic and peace studies. To implement its aims, ISS (1) conducts long-term analyses of Mongolia's peace and security issues in connection with international and regional security affairs; (2) makes policy recommendations to defense and foreign policymakers; (3) holds conferences, seminars, and meetings on relevant topics; (4) publishes reports, periodicals, and research and information papers; and (5) assists the Mongolian National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).

Annual Budget: USD 40 thousand

Staff: 15 (9 research, 6 administrative/support), 10 visiting

Executive Officers:
Mr. LUVSANGOMBO, Molomjamts (Director)
Mr. ADIYA, Tuvshintugs (Deputy Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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