During 2016, CISS held a wide range of activities; conferences, workshops, round-table discussions, research and publications. During the year we continued our partnership and foreign outreach with the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London, and made new contacts with other established international think tanks such as United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Atlantic Council both based in Washington DC USA, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in the UK and the Institute of Politics and International Studies (IPIS) Tehran. During 2016 CISS also signed MoU’s with the Institute of Politics and International Studies (IPIS) Tehran and Atlantic Council Washington DC regarding collaboration in research and fellowship programs. As before, we also organized events with our local affiliate organizations. Besides, our researchers participated in and contributed to a number of forums abroad and the Executive Director attended a number of international events.