The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) is a practical, policy-oriented examination and instruction establishment that is a hub of the tactical and safety and protection matters that hold importance in the Asia-Pacific area. It was formed under the name of Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies on 30 Jul 1996.
Hence, making it one of the comparatively old institutes of Singapore. It was then renamed to S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in January 2007. It is now an independent school within the Nanyang Technological University.
The highlight of RSIS is that it produces conference reports which are used by different professionals to analyze the current situation of a place. Its counter-terrorist trends and analysis have proven to be very helpful. Other important features of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies include its exceptional Monographs, Policy Papers, and Working Papers.
Famous articles which have been published through RSIS are ‘Re-configuring the Middle East: IS and Changing Demographics’, ‘Why is China Militarising the South China Sea?’, ‘The South China Sea Disputes: Singapore as an “Honest Broker”?’
RSIS’ undertaking is to be a foremost research and graduate teaching foundation. It aims to achieve a universal system of like-minded specialized schools.