Who we are
The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is one of the world’s leading open access information services for international relations (IR) and security professionals.
Established in 1994, our mission is to facilitate security-related dialogue and cooperation within a high-quality network of international relations organizations, professionals and experts, and to provide open-source international relations and security-related tools and materials in accessible ways.
We accomplish the above mission by:
- Facilitating policy debates and security-related dialogue;
- Being a driving IR and security-centered force in web-based content/data distribution and management;
- Raising the expertise of those institutions and individuals who benefit from the above endeavors through active knowledge sharing and collaboration.
We strive to meet the rapidly evolving information and educational needs of our users by working with the world’s leading think tanks, universities, research institutes, NGOs and international organizations. Our partner network continues to grow in tandem with the changing international agenda. This allows us to offer our users a broad selection of views and opinions on the major issues of our day.
The ISN is an online project of the Center for Security Studies (CSS), at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). It is jointly funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) and ETH Zurich.