Afghanistan Justice Organization (AJO)
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS)
Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS)
Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS)
Centre for Development and Peace Studies (CDPS)
Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS )
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS)
Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS)
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS)

The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) is a South Asian regional think tank based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Established in 1993, it is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization which encourages research, dialogue, and deliberation on a broad range of conventional and non- conventional sources of conflict. The RCSS enables scholars and other professionals to address, individually and collectively, problems and issues of topical interest for all South Asian countries.

The Centre's key objectives are to: Sponsor, coordinate, and support research on South Asian strategic, security, and environmental issues, to promote interaction among scholars and professionals in the region and beyond who are engaged in South Asian studies, to foster linkages and collaboration among institutions focusing on studies and activities related to conflict, conflict transformation, and regional cooperation in South Asia and to encourage a new generation of analysts and commentators to generate fresh.

Some of the principal focus areas of the Centre are: recent trends in thinking and approaches to strategic studies, arms control and disarmament, proliferation of nuclear weapons, conflicts in inter- state relations and implications for regional cooperation, external factors in the security and stability of the region, refugees and migration etc..

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RECENT publications

21 September 2013
Still the Sri Lankan Schism
13 September 2013
A Rejoinder to "Disarming the Juggernaut of Religious Intolerance in Sri Lanka"
23 August 2013
Indian Ocean Region: Can New Delhi Guarantee Regional Stability?
14 August 2013
'For Those Who've Come Across the Seas': Is Australia's Asylum U-turn Sound Policy or Smart Politics?
9 August 2013
US and Pakistan: The Unlikelihood of a Civil Nuclear Deal
7 August 2013
Sri Lanka: Challenges of Rehabilitation and Reintegration
4 August 2013
'Who watches the Watchmen? Reforming Sri Lanka's Detention Centres

RECENT events

03 September 2013
Lecture – ‘Australia’s Asylum-Seeker Policy: Sound Policy or Smart Politics?’
8 August, 2013
Indian and Chinese Geopolitical Approaches to the Indian Ocean Region
29-31 May, 2013
AGM of the Association for Security Sector Reform Education and Training (ASSET)
20-22 May, 2013
Meeting of the Regional Steering Group (RSG) – South Asia of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)
17 May 2013
Afghanistan 2014 – Opportunities and Challenges
11 March 2013
The Economics of Conflict, Insecurity and Development