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This is a list / directory of selected research centers, institutes, and think-tanks that have published resources or organized events related to PMCs, PSCs, or the privatization of security broadly. It is likely that their contribution is listed in one of pages and that is the reason they have been added to this directory. However, they offer much more and thus we invite you to explore their websites. This way, perhaps you might be able to find relevant research material or learn about a job opportunity or event you would like to attend.
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Australian Strategic Policy Institute. ASPI has been set up to help Australians understand the critical strategic choices which our country will face over the coming years, and to help Government make better-informed decisions.

Bonn International Center for Conversion. BICC is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting peace and development through the transformation of military-related processes, functions, activities, assets and structures effectively and efficiently.

British American Security Information Council. BASIC is an independent research organization that analyzes government policies and promotes public awareness of defense, disarmament, military strategy and nuclear policies in order to foster informed debate.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. BHRC is an independent, international, and non-profit organisation in a collaborative partnership with Amnesty International sections and leading academic institutions. The Centre aims to promote greater awareness and informed discussion of important issues
relating to business and human rights.

Canadian Institute of International Affairs. CIIA's mandate is to promote a deeper understanding of international affairs and of Canada's role in a changing world by providing members with a non-partisan, nation-wide forum for informed discussion, analysis and debate. By bring together all interested parties - private sector, government, academia, NGO representatives, as well as the concerned public - to examine global issues through a distinctively Canadian lens.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Carnegie Endowment is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.

Center for Defense Information (At POGO). The Nation's [US] foremost independent military military research organization. Founded in 1972 as an independent monitor of the military, the CDI is a private, nongov, research organization.

Centre for Democracy and Development. CDD is a new, non-profit, non governmental, research, information and training institution dedicated to policy-oriented scholarship on questions of democratic development and peace-building in the West African sub-region. The Centre's work is grounded in an appreciation of the practical problems that have inhibited democracy and development in the region, and in the need to strengthen civic organisations in their work.

Center for International Policy. The Center was founded in 1975 to promote a U.S. foreign policy that reflects democratic values. Through research, education, and direct public advocacy, CIP works to define and put into practice a more sympathetic, farsighted, and non-militaristic approach to the developing world.

Center for Strategic and International Studies. CSIS is a public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact. CSIS is the only institution of its kind that maintains resident experts on all the world's major geographical regions. It also covers key functional areas, such as international finance, U.S. trade and economic policy, national and international security issues, energy, and telecommunications. Founded in 1962 and located in Washington, D.C.

Chatham House. Formerly the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House is one of the world's leading organizations for the analysis of international issues. It is membership-based and aims to help individuals and organizations to be at the forefront of developments in an ever-changing and increasingly complex world.

Conflict Analysis Resource Center. CERAC is a private research organization specialized in data-intensive studies of conflict and criminal violence. We investigate the spatial and temporal dynamics of violence from a variety of methodological perspectives, with a strong focus on human impact:

The Corner House. A United Kingdom NGO which aims to support the growth of a vibrant, democratic, equitable and non-discriminatory civil society in which communities have control over the resources and decisions which affect their lives and means of livelihood, and have the right to define themselves rather than being defined by others. You can contact us at the following address.

Council on Foreign Relations. CFR is a US national membership organization and think tank with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide. Its widely respected and influential re-search staff-with backgrounds in government and scholarship in most international subjects-regularly meets with Council members and other leaders and thinkers.

Danish Institute for Human Rights. DCHR was established by a parliamentary decision on 5 May, 1987. The objective of the Centre is to gather and develop knowledge about human rights nationally, regionally, and internationally. The Centre co-operates with organisations and public authorities in Denmark, with human rights centres and humanitarian organisations in other countries, as well as with the Nordic Council, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the EU, and the UN.



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