HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies

HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies

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The HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies is a non-profit, applied research, and policy think-do tank based in Nairobi, Kenya. Its vision is a progressive Horn of Africa served by informed, evidence-based and problem-solving policy research and analysis. The Institute’s mission is to contribute to informed, objective, definitive research, and analytical inquiry that positively informs policies of governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. Its focus areas include defence and security; diplomacy and foreign relations; governance, statecraft and conflict management; terrorism, violent extremism and radicalization; and transnational crimes and strategic threats.

The HORN Institute has a wealth of experience in conducting research and it has increasingly become a trusted source for authoritative insights that inform policy and practice in the areas of peace, security, conflict, and governance in the Horn of Africa region. The Institute’s experts possess immense experience in conducting research and have, in various thematic areas, helped government and non-governmental organizations in policy advocacy, analysis, and practice.

Recently, the HORN Institute was named one of the ‘Think Tanks to Watch in the World’ by the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. According to the 2020 Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program – The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, it ranked the HORN Institute at position 18 out 109 think tanks to watch, alongside Brookings Institution, Chatham House, The Atlantic Council among other top global think tanks in the world.

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