Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA) is an established think tank of Pakistan, focusing on contemporary security and strategic related issues. It has been contributing meaningfully both at Services as well as Ministerial level for creating awareness and generating policy options. With this recognition and trust, the institutes from across the globe seek ISSRA’s participation and view point, especially on aspects related to security, strategy, counterterrorism, and nuclear issues. Since its inception in 2007, ISSRA occupies a particular niche in the academic and research world. The institute provides analysis on national security, foreign policy matters, strategic trends and public policy, by bringing new strategic perspectives under discussion. Besides provision of research assistance to colleges, various Services Headquarters and Ministries, ISSRA is also mandated to interact with other national and international research organizations by holding and participating in symposia, seminars, roundtables and workshops, over variety of regional and global issues, having direct or indirect bearing on Pakistan's National Security. In pursuance of its objectives, it has so far signed seven Memorandum of Understanding with various international think tanks, military institutes and research organizations whereas few more are in the process.