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Center for Strategic and International Studies
The CSIS building near Scott Circle in Washington, D.C.
Abbreviation CSIS
Motto Providing strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to decisionmakers
Formation 1962; 59 years ago (1962)
Type Foreign policy think tank
Legal status 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Headquarters 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW
John J. Hamre
Thomas J. Pritzker
Affiliations Georgetown University (1962–1987)
Revenue (2014)
Expenses (2014) $38,935,803
Endowment $12,522,632
Employees (2014)
Volunteers (2014)

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a think tank in Washington, D.C., in the United States. CSIS was created as the "Center for Strategic and International Studies" of Georgetown University in 1962. The center does policy studies and strategic analyses of political, economic and security issues throughout the world. They specifically focus on issues about international relations, trade, technology, finance, energy and geostrategy.

In the University of Pennsylvania's 2019 Global Go To Think Tanks Report, CSIS is ranked the number one think tank in the United States across all subjects, the "Top Defense and National Security Think Tank" in the world, and the 4th best think tank in the world overall. CSIS has been named the number one think tank for Defense and National Security every years since 2013, and has been named the 'Center of Excellence'.

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