Established in 1971, the CSIS is an independent non-profit organization focusing on policy-oriented studies and dialogue on domestic and international issues.
Specific fields of study include:
economics: macroeconomic policy; trade and industrial policy; finance and banking policy; labour, social, gender and environmental policies; and institutional economic policies
politics and social change: the Indonesian political system; democratisation; constitutional and legal reform; decentralisation; gender-related problems; education; pluralism; and social problems
international relations: strategic and security issues; the political economy of international relations; non-traditional security issues; area studies; Indonesia defence and security policy; transnational crimes; terrorism; and small arms transfers in the Asia Pacific.
The Centre publishes books and monographs; Analisis CSIS, a quarterly journal in Bahasa Indonesia; the Indonesian Quarterly, an English-language journal; and working papers in English.
The website is in English and includes further details of the Centre's research projects and publications. Working papers can be downloaded in full text form.