under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Address of the President to the people of Kazakhstan
Third Modernization of Kazakhstan
"Only those nations who manage to set the future goals and proceed resolutely facing the challenges,
instead of sitting on the hedge and waiting, are the winners."
A "think tank" from Kazakhstan takes a leading position among similar institutions from all over the world for the first time. According 2016 TTCSP Global Go to Think Tank Index, the Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Kazakhstan (KazISS) was listed among 150 the “best” think tanks of the other 6000 analytical institutes and centers in the world. Earlier the Institute had been included into the rating under certain individual categories.
The Global Go to Think Tank Index Report has been prepared annually by Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of University of Pennsylvania through the analysis of the activates of more than 6000 think thanks from all over the world to indicate the most successful analytical centers and to identify the most prominent analytical trends.
In 2016, the KazISS was also rated under four separate categories. According to 2016 Global Go to Think Tank Index, the Institute is listed among the Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks. The KazISS performance was better in 2016; it occupied the 95th place in this category. Moreover, the KazISS had risen to the 56th place in the list of the Best Government Affiliated Think Tanks.
The KazISS is the third best among the Top Think Tanks in Central Asia.
It should be noted that there ae the other analytical institutions from Kazakhstan in 2016 Global Go to Think Tank Index, namely the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Public Policy Research Center, Research Center under Ministry of Education and Science, R.B. Suleimenov Institute of Oriental Studies, National Analytical Center, Economic Research Institute, and KIMEP University.
All these signifies the growing role of analytical centers from Kazakhstan; their materials " are referred to increasingly frequently by foreign experts and scholars.
The Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of RK (KazISS) was established by the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan on June 16, 1993. In April 2014, the KazISS was relocated to Astana by the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan.
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